The Calm

Enemy of mine
Taking your sweet time
Pulls the thread by design
Unraveling this fragile mind
But the calm I need is only seconds away
Yes the calm I need is surely on its way

Put it in my hand
Salvation by the milligram
On I seek to understand
Reality through Ativan
But the calm I need is only minutes away
Yes the calm I need is surely on its way

To hell with what may be
A southern sky is where I’ll flee
Austin’s weird, Denver’s green
Some place where I’ll feel unseen
But the calm I need is only hours away
Yes the calm I need is surely on its way

And I’m just killing time
For the day when I no longer feel inclined
To hide away the day
And I won’t deny that sometimes lately
The feeling comes on like a canary in a coal mine
A warning sign that’s telling me there’s no ending in sight

Enemy of mine
Till the end of time
Feel your threat down my spine
But in my heart I won’t deny
That the calm I need will be here any day
It’s the calm I need to keep this beast at bay
Yes the calm I need is surely on its way

Lyrics by Christopher English, ©2017 All rights reserved.