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5). Anyway

Updated: Feb 15



 
PRE CHORUS

I’ve been on this road

For way too long,

(So long)

They say I should fold,

Are dreams so wrong?

(So wrong)


 
CHORUS

Floating in the void of space

Doesn’t matter what I say

Who can hear me anyway?

Life on replay

I have heard so many say

They don’t think there’s any way

Dreams that we just throw-away

Feelings I can’t downplay

Feeling like a runaway

In my room I hideaway

Hoping for some better days

I go on anyway

I go on anyway

I go on anyway

I go on anyway

Anyway



 
VERSE ONE

Sometimes I don’t know

How I’ll even get by,

On my wits I rely

It’s a wonder why I try,

When it didn’t work the first,

Or the nine-hundredth time,

Let’s just call it “well-rehearsed”

Guess conviction is a crime!

They say “If I were you”…

And since you’re me,

Why not try to censor me?

We all know what I follow

It’ll be a-hollow victory

— [Fuck it] —

Obtrusive memories,

Reclusive tendencies,

I lost every friend I had

And then even my enemies,

People say I should resign,

Cuz these rhymes, these lines,

Giving them my energy, my time

And I’ve barely seen a dime! I get a fraction of a cent per spin,

I’m divided on the issue,

My two cents was spent

It don’t pay these past-due bills,

Gettin’ traction costs more than

An addict pays to use pills,

If I didn’t do this I would crack,

So with or without a win,

I’d give the shirt off my back,

The shirtand the skin!


 
CHORUS

Floating in the void of space

Doesn’t matter what I say

Who can hear me anyway?

Life on replay

I have heard so many say

They don’t think there’s any way

Dreams that we just throw-away

Feelings I can’t downplay

Feeling like a runaway

In my room I hideaway

Hoping for some better days

I go on anyway

I go on anyway

I go on anyway

I go on anyway

Anyway


 
VERSE TWO

Somedays I’m an expert

Other days a fraud

I dunno what’s next but

I know this system’s flawed

Got no time to rest up

I can’t afford a pause

In life I mighta messed up

But in dreams I hear applause

Coin jars upended when,

Food stamps get suspended then,

I’m amped! Off to offend again,

I’m NOT gonna pretend I’m-in

The zone

Quit asking if my towel’s thrown-in

I’ll STOP when I’m on top

The throne

I’ll settle down when

I’m dust and bones

Our dreams can’t

really be outgrown

And I’ve always known,

Have-ta find my own way home

Weren’t we told

We can be any-thing when

We’re old ‘n grown?

What? Do I have to be your clone?

I feel no need to atone.

Let he who never had a dream…

Throw the first stone.


 
CHORUS

Floating in the void of space

Doesn’t matter what I say

Who can hear me anyway?

Life on replay

I have heard so many say

They don’t think there’s any way

Dreams that we just throw-away

Feelings I can’t downplay

Feeling like a runaway

In my room I hideaway

Hoping for some better days

I go on anyway

I go on anyway

I go on anyway

I go on anyway

Anyway


 
OUTRO

I go on anyway

I go on anyway

I go on anyway

I go on anyway

Anyway


 

© Erin Emily Wheeler, 2022.

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