From the album Shaun DeGraff - Grey Area (2008-2010)
by Shaun DeGraff
Pink Champagne and a blue birthday cake.
She turned 18 just a little too late.
Her smile says "happy" but her eyes say "Somebody Help".
These walls are closing in.
He told her everything would be alright.
Then he shut the door and walked out of sight.
The clock on the walls broken but it keeps ticking away....
This maddening silence.
BUT WHAT IF I COULD FLY AROUND THE EARTH AND TURN BACK TIME?
LIKE SUPERMAN AND LOIS LANE WE'D LEAVE THIS WOULD BEHIND.
SHE'S GOING THROUGH IT ALL ALONE.
Her Daddy's evey won't smile back no more.
He won't stop drinking until they find a cure.
The medication stopped working damn near 20 years ago.
His time is wearing thin.
She remembers playing down at the pool.
And riding on his handlebars from school.
Daddy! What happened to you? Please find a reason to live.
Because your killing me.