Friday, December 14, 2007

I'm making it on my own



...................................................................I'm making it on my own. That's the name of a song I wrote when I was 17 years old. Yes, that was 20 years ago. I still haven't given up the dream of becoming a rock star. Someday...
Funny how when you are 17 you think you have experienced almost all of life and it's offerings.....how little did I know......

Don't think you can pull that intimidation crap with me
I know what your about, translucent is what I see
Honey, I'm not easy, I can hold my own
I'll be the one standing when the others have come and gone
I have seen the broken hearts, it always gets to me
I have seen those down and outs, I can spot a bad seed
I am stronger than I've had you believe
No, I'm no fool, I'll be gone, freedom is what I seek.
I'm making it on my own
Those wasted years have come and gone
Life on the outside, living on the edge
pushing all the buttons, driving in the wedge
I'm making it on my own
I've had to crawl through the mud, see I've got the dirt under my nails
Don't want no manicure's for I don't want to hide the tales
I'm not taking any free rides to have glory by others coat tails
I am true to myself, no my soul is not up for sale
I've walked through hell, I've had a glimpse of Paradise
I've made my bed and I'm the one that's wise
True, all of this you may not understand
But this "write off" will prevail, for I'm on the road to the free land
I'm making it on my own
Those wasted years have come and gone
Life on the outside, living on the edge
pushing all the buttons, driving in the wedge
I'm making it on my own
Sometimes, I can't help but fantasize
But I am living in the real world, I've wiped the cob webs from my eyes
Through all of this, I have learned what life's about
sometimes it is a struggle and sometimes you might want out
I've witnessed those that played with fire and I've seen some get burned
It's true by your mistakes that you have to live and learn
But when there's no one to justify the truth, my friend
Sometimes you feel like you are searching meaninglessly for an end
I may be crazy, but I am sane
I play by my own rules, I don't play by others games
Life is a mirrored image but sometimes I don't want to see
I'm not asking for a hero or a testimony
I'm making it on my own
Those wasted years have come and gone
Life on the outside, living on the edge
Pushing all the buttons, driving in the wedge
I'm making it on my own
Yeah, I'm making it on my own.

7 comments:

HEWY said...

That is the coolest looking Tiki bar I have ever seen. You missed your calling. A songwriter is born.

Leigh said...

It was cool. It was on a cruise ship.
Ok, Hewy, you know you are ...Feed the Beast! Feed the Beast! Feed the Best!

MissBossyPants said...

anyone who uses the phrase "intimidation crap" in the opening lines of a song is a-ok with me.

Leigh said...

Bossy Pants, you make me laugh! I am thinking you would be perfect for my roller derby team based on that comment. Please consider!

Abby said...

look at you, rockstar! :)

Anonymous said...

Is this a song or a short story? Were you planning on including music with this ? If so it will be an epic along side the likes of "Stairway to Heaven" or "Freebird" :)

Rock on and
Shine On You Crazy Diamond !!!

Leigh said...

Anon- WHo knows what was going through my mind at 17....haha. AT that age you think that the world is against you and that you have lived a lifetime.
Yeah, when I grow up and become a rock star perhaps it will be the song that the crowd demands as they "flcik their bics". LOL. HAHAHA!
Oh and Yes! Music. I am learnign guitar now. Gotta have that in it. Every good rock band has to....