Still In Transition

from by Lord Baldwin

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Still In Transition (The Day Is Coming To A Close)

It’s getting harder to believe this isn’t happening;
but I’ve been living too in long in denial.
Have to face facts that things are what they are
and get on with things; be my stoic self with style.
No matter what I try to make myself believe,
can’t escape heading down a one-way path everyone eventually goes.
It’s disconcerting that there’s nothing I can do to change my course;
I’m still in transition and the day is coming to a close.

The woman; she keeps herself too busy all the time;
to let those problematical thoughts fill her head.
Maybe she has the right answer to this conundrum;
maybe in service I won’t feel this sense of dread.
Sometimes when I dwell on the finality of it all,
I reflect on the past I inadvertently chose;
Still, all of the “what ifs” now don’t matter anymore;
I’m still in transition and the day is coming to a close.

So many things I planned but never got to;
bits and pieces of my life lay scattered about.
I wonder if my failings have left her disappointed
or saddened her as we took that different route.
I stand here staring blankly into the closet
at all of the, “someday I’ll fit back into” clothes;
I think of the dreams I never tried on, or that will never fit anymore;
I’m still in transition and the day is coming to a close.

When I was a boy, there was a man that sat on a porch;
who smiled from a secret that he never spoke;
I think I know now what the knowing smile was for;
I think that I now understand the joke.
I’m feeling like him, somewhat stranded on a porch
looking out at the world with a pain that comes and goes;
watching the red sun slowly sinking in the west,
I’m still in transition and the day is coming to a close.

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from E C C E N T R I C I T Y, released December 24, 2016

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