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Morning to Evening

from 100 Stories Vol. 1 by Jason Paul Johnston



Morning to Evening
© 2003 Jason Paul Johnston

It’s 9:34 and I’m hitting the floor,
I just wish it was PM not AM.
I like to hit the ground running,
but I was running now I’m slapping –
The pavement, the pavement, the pavement
But there’s a warmth in the gravel
that sticks in and travels
Much deeper than I had intended
And a comfort in knowing, that there’s nothing below me
To fall to, to fall to, to fall to
To fall to, to fall, to, to fall to
I know the higher path is buried beneath these sidewalk cracks
I guess the brightness of my night it darkens all of my daylight...

The clock says 3:10 and I slip to the basement,
Just wish it was PM not AM
But my life is a flipping, of morning to evening
My timing, my timing, my timing

Head in my hands catching tears, catching plans
Catching brainwaves that might just slip deeper
I’d let go if I could help it, I would strip if I could shed it
Right off me, right off me, right off me
Right off me, right off me, right off me

I know the ancient path is buried deep beneath these sidewalk cracks
I know the way of light is covered by my darkened sense of sight

I know you are true. And I know you are you.
I have seen you in the shadows, felt your moisture in the dew.
I guess I'm just a flake. I’ve got this habit of mistaking that I don't see you making...
A way for me when I'm lost, a sail for me when I’m wave tossed
A rudder for this wandering soul, a little better me...a little more whole

It’s 8:24 and I walk out the door- It’s morning, it’s morning, it’s morning


from 100 Stories Vol. 1, released November 1, 2011


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Jason Paul Johnston Lexington, Kentucky

Jason is the son of a preacher from the Great White North (Canada) and a music teacher from Tennessee, giving his muse northern and southern winds. Jason released his first album "Willows Motel" in 2009. It was an americana inspired album of eleven originals and one old gospel tune. Jason is now working on a series of follow-up albums: 100 Stories Volumes 1-10 ... more

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