a friend once gone

a friend once gone
has returned
in my past he
tortured and tormented
laughed and joked
he returned in a better way
he has met the
almighty up above
he is a changed man
he is caring yet forgiving
i try to find it in my heart
the guts to forgive and forget
but after what he caused
what says he won’t do it again
the pain and torment
led to the unthinkable
death of the ultimate form
a knife in my hand
as i broke down in tears
why’d it have to happen
i still don’t know
i just thank god i’m still here

a friend once gone
has returned
he is a changed man
living a changed life
he is one of the best
friends a man could ask for
i thank god he’s one of mine
i’ve never had a friend
better than him
has anyone

is there a problem


there’s an indifference in this world
but why is that so
we’re all of the heart, soul, and mind


prejudice is in this country
that can’t be so
we’re all equal in god’s mind


ignorance is a common thing
everyone knows it
but why is that so


racism is an explicit thing
why is that we’re all of one race
the human race


sometime’s it seems like
everyone’s a bigot
why is this so


violence is an ugly thing
the innocent struck dead
and the guilty run free


aids is not a funny thing nor
a white thing, black thing, or gay thing
it’s a human thing and this shouldn’t be so

if it’s over

if it’s over
i wanna know
if it’s over
tell me so

why must all good things come to an end
what we had was the best
yea sure there were good times and bad
but you always had to put it to the test

you were my one true love
my one and only sugar pie
you could be sweet as a peach and sour as a lemon
but you had rather me die

if it’s over
i wanna know
if it’s over
tell me so

come on girl please talk to me
i can change you know that’s true
please don’t leave me
although you’d never know

if it’s over
please tell me so


what’s wrong in this world
there’s war everywhere
an innocent man dies
and the guilty run free

what’s wrong in this country
there’s bigotry everywhere
an innocent man dies
and the guilty run free

what’s wrong in this state
there’s racism everywhere
an innocent man dies
and the guilty run free

what’s wrong in this town
there’s crime everywhere
an innocent man dies
and the guilty run free

what’s right in this house
there’s belief throughout
belief that the innocent man lives
and the guilty most certain will die


if a friend is one who
talks to you in a time of need
always has a shoulder to lean on
and always there to help you when your down
then i’ve only had one
only one friend in my life

if a friend is one who
backs you without verbal support
always will be there by your side
and always defends your dignity and honor
then i’ve only had one
one good friend in my life


sometimes i look for an escape
a way out of this wretched world
i’ve heard of many things
suicide you know
but all of these hurt
they give revenge slowly
as they kill you off
why is there not an easy escape
an easy way out
who really wants to escape
the pain with pain
many have said not i
so they lived
lived in this wretched world
still looking for an escape


what’s it mean to stand
to stand for what you believe
what would happen if you didn’t
would there be walls
would the world fall
would your friends leave
would nobody believe
if you don’t stand
this world would be corrupt
is that what it’s come to
sometimes i wonder
i wonder about things
if you don’t stand
the world may end
must it happen
i don’t think so
i know so
if no one stands
for what they believe
this world would end
and all would leave


reality is an explicit thing
there are many boundaries
and if you cross them
you are certain to die

the world of dreams
is across the line
if you die there
you can’t come back

why do we dream
we just defy ourselves
i’ve dreamed many times
and many have come true

they’ve defied the law
dreams can’t pass the line
but they have and
they’ve taken their toll

if you dream the dream-master
will most definitely get you
and pull you in
into his realm

his world is warped
a warped view of reality
what’s wrong with him
i don’t know

i’ve seen him get my friends
he won’t get me though
i won’t let him
i’ll never sleep again


war is something i’ve always known
i fight all the time
with friends and family
there’s still a raging war going on
why does it have to be

my dad’s the axis and i’m the ally
there’s a raging war here
and i’ve been banned
banned from what though
it’s a free country is it not

why is there a war
all it does is kill
is that what has to happen
i don’t know sometimes
maybe he’s just out to get you