Might Have Been

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Some things I'm learning. Some things I've taught.
But I've paid my tuition with the lies that I bought.
Some things are turning. People are burning.
There's always a moment I know that I'm caught.

It seems that I should know the things that I believe
And not in the might have been. it's stronger than it seems.
I know it's been too long. I've made the same mistakes.
I'm caught up in the sight of men and look the other way.

While I sit here lying, people are dying
And my accusations are as perfect as me.
Despite my mistakes, and the profit one makes
On one's intuition, the other's heart breaks.

Promise you'll love me when a part of me dies,
Despite all the might have been and promises denied.
Because if I've fallen harder than before
I've lost all my innocence and stolen even more.

But one moment at a time, I'm finding out what's mine.
And if there's something left, I'll find it even yet.

So don't say a word. there's something I heard,
And it’s making a promise and trying to keep.
And now I digress. rebuke selfishness,
Give a nod to your old friends and just let it be.

I know I’m not half the man that came before me.
He whistled to a different tune and marched a different beat.
I know there may come a day when I won’t turn and run,
Or think about the might have been and see what I’ve become.
If someone were to follow the life that I should find
And step into the footprints of what I’ve left behind.
Then all of the good things, as far as I can see,
Are no longer the might have been, but my legacy.

Some things I’m learning. Some things I’ve taught.


from Volume One, released July 21, 2011



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The Fiction Writers Muskegon, Michigan

"the fiction writers" is an indie, folk band from west Michigan. Kate, Eric, Kevin and Angela have been artists, musicians and friends for over 15 years and now embark on a musical collaboration together. We love music, so we will make it.

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