aron atkins

music from the second floor

The Damage

The Damage is a new song for 1999. It was written over the course of two or three days in February.

i've made decisions
i'll regret as i age
i've made choices
i'll pay for at a later date
i've had friends who've ceased to call
as i've rattled off their faults

i can't break this vicious curve
god knows i've tried

and i'd like to say
i've learned my lesson well
but i can't seem to break this senseless chain
how will i
ever repay
all of the damage i've dealt

i've made excuses
i've fought to explain
i have painted myself
into this corner again
i've had trouble with my friends
since i cannot make amends

i can't break this vicious curve
god knows i've tried

and i'd like to say
i've learned my lesson well
but i can't seem to break this senseless chain
how will i
ever repay
all of the damage i've dealt