Thursday, February 16, 2023

Into the Night

Song skirmish for February Album Writing Month (FAWM). This was a one hour skirmish (an hour and a half with editing, talking to friends I ran into where I was writing and sipping coffee, reading email, and WhatsApp with my brothers). So far, it is lyrics only.

The sun shines bright on an old Kentucky Home

Somewhere the deer and antelope might still roam

The sunshine could get taken away and make someone sad

Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue.

Here and now life is going up and down

Living the dream, living a nightmare,

Go to sleep every night, get up each morning

Traveling from day into night.

Just another day at work

Just another day retired

Just another day doing what you do

From day into night.

Just another day raising kids

Just another day at school.

Just another day on the street

Doing what they've got to do.

The earth keeps turning, gravity holding

We ride from light to dark

Hanging on as we spin

From day time into the night.

Just another day turning into night

As the sun sets to the west

Maybe a bottle of beer 

a  glass of wine, 

a cup of tea

As you settle down

Into the night.

© 2023 Sue Schnitzer