My Empire of Dirt

There are times when I feel particularly grim.

This valedictory song from Johnny Cash gets played during those times.

Viewer discretion is advised.

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that’s real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know
goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar’s chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here

What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know
goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way

~ by @mmonyte on June 3, 2008.

4 Responses to “My Empire of Dirt”

  1. […] June 3, 2008 at 9:55 pm (Music, moodring) I happened across @mmonyte’s sad song post. […]

  2. There’s some hopefulness at the end, which is very telling.

  3. This and God’s gonna cut you down are two of my all time favourites, perhaps I am morbid but their lyrics speak more than words! You have good taste young sire!

  4. […] Kitchen Table“. Ravings from the Shell posted one of my all time favourite songs in his post My Empire of Dirt which in part made my musical […]

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