Only the Memory
by Derek Brink
Copyright 2010, Work in Progress.
Reprinted by permission.

Lyrics:

Sometimes I work.
Sometimes I starve.
Sometimes I can't look myself in the mirror.
Sometimes it's dark.
Sometimes I laugh.
Sometimes I scream.
Sometimes I stay up night after night.
Sometimes I dream.

I'll see you in the newspapers.
I'll be the one on the front page.
You can have me with your coffee.
Only the memory remains.

Sometimes it rains.
Sometimes I'm in luck.
Sometimes this room starts making me crazy
and I wish I could shut it up.
Sometimes I think.
Sometimes itís bliss.
Sometimes I miss all that I had
and the cat's too selfish to notice.

I'll see you in the newspapers.
I'll be the one on the front page.
You can have me with your coffee.
Only the memory remains.
Only the letter that I wrote.