Break Some Stones

04:07
Doug Spears
2007-07-00
Doug Spears

Story

Winner of the American Songwriter Magazine Lyics Contest and published in the July / August 2007 issue.

Lyrics

Break Some Stones ©2007, Doug Spears There’s tears I’ve held inside me, tears I should have cried so long ago, And my heart can grown so heavy, hardened by the things I won’t let show, And there’s stains around the edges of my memories that just won’t let go. You gotta break some stones to get the water to flow, Out of that river runnin’ deep below, Ain’t nothin’ comes easy if its worth your time, You’re gonna damned sure regret it if you don’t even try. Now there’s friends that I have chosen and then there are those friends who’ve chosen me, Sometimes the laughter came too easy and sometimes the liquor flowed just a bit too free, And the good times I thought would surely never end were shorter than they seemed. Bridge: Old men live on memories while young men live on dreams, And that river runnin’ deep inside is what carries you between. Now all the roads I’ve traveled slowly seem to fade to black and white, Signs that point in all directions leave me guessing at the wrong and at the right, But this river flowing deep down inside of me always leads me to the light. You gotta break some stones to get the water to flow, From that hidden river runnin’ deep below, Ain’t nothin’ comes easy if its worth your time, You’re gonna damned sure regret it if you don’t even try.