The Poetry of Marc W. McCord

My Heart's Lament - A Song by Marc W. McCord, (C) February 20, 2002

A carefree life is what friends see
but they don't know what it's doing to me.
It won't be long before it's at an end.
Troubles are hidden by my smile.
I'm really happy once in awhile.
Mostly it's just something I pretend.

I once was found but now I'm lost.
Life's pleasures came at such a cost.
Time has a way of catching up to me.
I tried at love and always failed.
My heart and soul were so assailed.
I don't like the mirror image of me.


If I could change bad habits I'd do it today.
Lord, you know that I have tried. So many lonely tear I've cried.
If I could start again I'd change my ways.


Now I'm old, set in my ways.
I'm down to counting down the days
until I reach the point of no return.
To those I've hurt you know I regret
the things that you cannot forget
Life's lessons sometimes are so hard to learn.

Desert nights are in my past.
River days will my last.
I'm holding on for a miracle in my life.
The time has come to make a stand.
I've now returned to my native land.
The winter winds cut through me like a knife.


If I could change bad habits I'd do it today.
Lord, you know that I have tried. So many lonely tear I've cried.
If I could start again I'd change my ways.


My heart's lament is that I had
choices between the good and bad.
I took the easy path so many times.
But easy paths are dead-end roads
That lead to emotional overload,
And in the end it's one big hill to climb.

Where I'm going I don't know.
They say you reap just what you sow.
Those wild oats of my youth are killing me.
Now my heart is burnt and broke,
All my dreams gone up in smoke.
Death angel won't you come and set me free?


If I could change bad habits I'd do it today.
Lord, you know that I have tried. So many lonely tear I've cried.
If I could start again I'd change my ways.


Now my heart is burnt and broke,
All my dreams gone up in smoke.
Death angel won't you come and set me free?


The Poetry of Marc W. McCord

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