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It's Not That


I never thought it was a good day to die
But I know darkness, enough to make me cry
I don’t think about paying dues, only getting by
I’m not a prince and I’m not gonna try
It’s not how much more I can be
It’s opening my eyes, it's for me to see

Sometimes it seems I’m just marking time
The way of a dollar was what was mine
Now it’s about leaving something behind
That’s all there is after a long lonely climb
It’s not what I have in my pocket
It’s if my soul believes in the prophet

I thought I would be sad about my grave
What a way to go, it what a way to save
My bones left behind no matter what I gave
I admired myself once, that's all changed
It’s not finding a nice place to die
It’s being ready to answer to your lies

I picked up my blessings along the path
I finally learned it’s not just about math
It’s a way of living, taming bitter wrath
I have to decide who draws my bath
It’s not thinking about being lucky
It’s about knowing you’re unworthy

I realized the canon are for my own good
Hating, that’s not what I understood
It’s a man breathing life into dead wood
But I learn not doing what it is I should
It’s not hoping to survive another sin
It’s that no man knows when a fire will begin

My ultimate fate will be very quiet to my ears
It may have already happened, I know only tears
I’m drinking in and listening to sixteen blues bars
Being an old man is my decision, I own these years
It’s not to live for myself as long as I can
It’s showing my son it’s time for me to be a man

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