Some Nights Are Longer Than Others


Pain wins again the battle for the night.
Dreams hid themselves, forfeiting the fight.
Left alone, I fought the best I could.
Hour after hour, strong I stood,
But nothing that I did could make things right.

In the hours just before daylight,
I struggled one last time with all my might
To save myself, to find in bad the good.
Pain wins again.

I lie and tell myself that it’s all right,
Fear is an illusion, And my plight
Simply shows that I’m misunderstood.
I can’t give up, though fear says that I should.
So certain that I’ve lost, I prove fear right.
Pain wins again.