The Man who Grins

Pitted against each other

Sister and a Brother

By a man you took in

Who only sat back and grinned


Said you didn’t know

How my mind it would go

In and out of love

Still, looking up above


Things looked pretty and nice

Though, they came with a price

What made him so mad

When we all should have been glad


Time hasn’t changed a thing

With that voice, you could sing

It hurt me that you kept it in

Because of a man who sat back and grinned


We were supposed to be close

Who took the overdose?

No one did care

Just headed on to the State Fair


Remembering the beatings

You were absent for the greetings

Could a child fight the sins

From your man who sits back and grins?



At 7:15

Standing room only

A stage just for one

It’s true that only the lonely

Has a continuous run


Telling jokes and getting smiles

Even the laughs can be mean

Come nighttime are the trials

Lights go out at 7:15


Cheers and applause

Sometimes cut so deep

Break all the rules make your own laws

Pray to God your soul to keep


Like clockwork it’s a rut

Praying for fame and fortune like a teen

When the time has come, there’s but

Look and listen for your cue at 7:15


Is there someone

You’d like to pay homage to

Then again, there’s really no one

Who can do the things you do


At least you think it’s true


Give and receive

It all comes in green

The show must go on and you must deceive

Trying to sell your soul at 7:15