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My Song

Derek Brandt 1992 (Dayton, Ohio)

My Song

Format: Lyrics
Genre: Folk Rock
Style: Vintage
Chronology: #1 (May 2017)

Verse I •

I’d like to change the world.
Even, if it only means
for you, my friend.

I will lay my life down.

The multitude may turn away;
but, I will stay and
see you through
this to the end.

There is love all around!

Chorus I •

Oh, when I find!
(Oh, when I find!)
(I lost my peace of mind!)
I lost my peace of mind!

From time to time,
I’ve been belligerent n’ blind—
fallin’ ever further behind.

Oh, that devil had a hold on me. . .
but, I flew free!

Don’t wanna be
in the company of misery,
blotted outta history!

Verse II

My song will change the world.
Consecrate and contemplate
the things I’ve said.

Won’t you stay and settle down?

The multitude may surely stray;
but, don’t you let them
take you ‘way
and fill your head!

Seize the day. Stand your ground!

Chorus II

So, can’t you see?
(Say, can’t you see?)
(No fool can set you free!)
You gotta listen to me!

‘Cause can’tcha see?
I can’t suppress the ecstasy
of my expression intellectually!

Ya know, I
weep n’ wallow wonderin’ why. . .
some people pass on by.

It’d be a lie
if I said I didn’t try;
but, I’m happy ‘til the day I die!

• Instrumental/Finale •

Ain’t no good reason pleasin’
ev’rybody else.

If you’re lonely,
learn to love yourself!

Don’t be shy!
Won’tcha give yourself a try?

I wanna dance together ‘til the

• The End •

“My Song” is the sole intellectual exertion of Derek Brandt—whom which, shall eternally retain the rights of ownership thereof.
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Derek J. Brandt (May 15, 1992) is an undiscovered literary prowess seeking the collaboration and companionship of compatible peers. more…

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