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Prayer

Humming-CD-cover-600Words and music by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers He leaves the TV on in another room The blue light flickers On the dusty picture of the bride and groom She drops her suitcase down with a hazy smile And he stands there weighing What he’s not been saying for a long while From the dawn to dusk is an uphill slog When the sleep is falling All the doubts come crawling through the heavy fog If he could find the words Lay ’em down right there If he could clear his voice He might have a prayer He pours another glass; she reads a magazine The remote is clicking But there’s nothing sticking on the TV screen They’re laying back to side in a chilly bed All the anger welling But there’s just no telling what is in his head In a game of chance, he is down by law He will soon be folding And he’s always holding on the shortest straw If he could find the words Lay ’em down right there If he could clear his voice He might have a prayer In the headlong rush of the day to day It’s a way of being Keeps our eyes from seeing any other way All the shock and awe and the shameless lies The big suits figure With their hand on the trigger we won’t realize They are making off with quite a haul But there’s no point stopping All our bargain shopping at the mega mall If we can find the words Lay ’em down right here If we can raise our voice We might have a prayer
Copyright 2019 Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers