Its Raskolnikov

Loose Laces

What if I tried?
What if I ran with fight and fury of dynamite?
What if I flied?
What would that change?

What if I lied?
What if I never cried?
What if I never did hide?
If I did all that,
What would it change?

I spend my days chasing all my dreams of you,
Yet I always trip over my shoes,
Man, I hate theses loose laces,
Don't you too?

What if I tried?
Could it change what we are now?
Would it give back my power to make you laugh and move?
Would it make you smile?

I've ran a million miles,
Across all the rivers and mountains,
I flew to Mercury and Saturn and back,
Just so I could see your smile one more time,

Every time I drew near I'd trip and fall,
And these loose laces caused it all,
They made me fall,
Then I'd see your face and forget everything,
Makes me wonder,

What if I tried?
What if I lied?
What if I flied?
What if I ran with the fight and fury of dynamite?
Damn these loose laces!
Why do I always have to cry?

Damn these loose laces!
They made me fall!
All these strange paces,
Screw these loose laces!

What if I tried?
What if I lied, flied, and never cried?
What if I could make you smile?
How would that help?
Could I hold you then?
Could I make this pain end?

Cause, if I tried,
If I changed,
If I did different,
What would you say?

What if I tried?
What if I lied?
What if I never did hide?

Always on the fence!
Always down!
You said I turned that around!
You said I made you happy,
That I turned your frown upside down,
Made the pain go away!
I'd die for you any day!

What if I tried?
I would die,
Just to show my love,
To end this pain,
What if I tried?
What if I lied?
What if I flied?

I would do anything,

But it wouldn't change the tide,

 

Comments2

  • HeartfullyFallen

    Shoot man, I love this. It's really powerful, and I like the bits of repetition you put in it. I'm not really good at appreciative notes to people but this is great. Thank you for sharing

  • FredPeyer

    Ras, you tried! By writing this very well written poem! Just one question regarding your use of the word 'flied' (I know it rhymes), but where would you fly to? :-)



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