Perfect Things

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Let me tell you a story
About the angriest man you know
Now a most devoted father
Changed his life to make it so
Melancholy mind
Brought into focus
Oblivion’s bewitching line
Has led to this

I’ve lived enough to know
What means the most

Amidst the vastness of the cosmos
So insignificant
But improbable existence
Is to celebrate
Took a career path to nowhere
But your mother’s love
Complex medical endeavour
Saved your life

There are no angels
But as you fall asleep
I can see why people
Believe in perfect things

Can’t pretend living’s easy,
You’ll shed blood and sweat and tears
~But believe me
We’re stronger than our fears
This terrifying joy
Responsibility
I cried when I first held you
You are magical to me

Time’s ‘ever-rolling stream’ bears all to atrophy
I vow, to love and help you son
‘Til my last day

In your lowest moments, please remember
You are not alone
I will love and help you, always
You are not alone
In this cold world

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from From Adversity, released March 13, 2015

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