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Yesterday's Promises

This song was created for Game of Bands round 144 : "Messed-up lyrics with catchy music"

Lyrics:

---Verse 1---
I remember when I was young, my whole life was mine to live
Everyday was another chance to keep yesterday's promises
Now the doctors say I've got a terminal disease
I may never be able to walk again but I think I just grew my wings

---Prechorus---
I just want to fly
Above the clouds so high
Watching the birds soar past by
Things I wanna do before I die

---Chorus---
I was young and had years left to spend
But now I'm frightened of meeting the end
So many wishes and dreams have been killed
Guess I've only the nightmares to fulfill

--Instrumental--
I don't feel so good, oh no (oh no)
Don't feel so good...

--Verse 2---
I still want to watch the Halley's shooting star soar across the sky
Still want to buy that fancy car, a bulletproof vest and a TEC-9
I still want to find my old ex-girlfriend, who kicked me when I was down
She slept with my best friend, in my own bed, and now it all burns to the ground

---Verse 3---
I feel all this rottenness within me manifest in new found ways
I went to chemotherapy and I shot up the whole place
This nurse was screaming bloody murder when I grabbed her by the face
Kissed her deeply and I smiled “We’re all dying anyway”

---Prechorus---
Just hold me close
Don't ever let me go
I love you so
Please don't let me die

---Chorus---
I was young and had years left to spend
But now I'm frightened of meeting the end
So many wishes and dreams have been killed
Guess I've only the nightmares to fulfill

"Life's what you make of it" they told
Words of regret from men getting old
But there's something that only I can see
Only a dying man can be free

---Instrumental/Outro---
I don't feel so good, oh no (oh no)
Don't feel so good...
[Exit]

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