Copyright Lori L. Otto · Excerpts · Writing

Love Will lyrics: For Shea

Upon meeting Shea, Will began to look back at the man he’d been over the past eight years, and how that man was nowhere near good enough for this woman. He knew changes needed to be made, and for the first time in his life, he wanted to make them. He felt like he had a fresh start with her–she’d told him so–and he didn’t want to disappoint her.

For Shea

Serving only myself, out of control,
Shackled by guilt with no chance of parole.
Every night a new face; next morning I’m done.
To forget my mistakes, I repeat, then I run.

I do it to silence; I do it to calm.
I do it to hinder the ticking time bomb.
I do it for pleasure; I do it for pain.
I do it to placate the voice in my brain.

I’ve been wild in my youth, sloughing the blame,
Thinking anyone like me would act just the same.
A little boy caught in a turbulent past;
The wayward man I’ve become knew this life wouldn’t last.

I do it to silence; I do it to calm.
I do it to hinder the ticking time bomb.
I do it for pleasure; I do it for pain.
I do it to placate the voice in my brain.

The diversions were brief; conversations were few.
The words all meant nothing until I met you.
And now at midnight, just as the fire burns low,
I study your face; only one I must know.

Shea, all I see is that settling down with you
Is the farthest thing from settling I could do.

I sleep soundly, in peace, and when morning breaks
I stand steadfast beside you. There are no more mistakes.
I have no want to run from this man anymore
‘Cause there’s now someone else for him to live for.

I did it to silence; I did it to calm.
I did it to hinder the ticking time bomb.
The pleasure is ours; the future is, too
And I can’t wait to spend my whole life with you.

Love Will ©2016 Lori L. Otto

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