Basket Case Blues

Dedicated to many a victim of the music industry who thought themselves gods only to wake up suddenly finding differently…

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Basket Case Blues
by Michael Doyle

With your name up in the bright lights
Enraptured by a million neon nights
You played the Gardens as if they were your own
Though you were a million miles from home

You arrived as a scarlet angel into therapy
Trying to amuse yourself with airs of mystery
Wrapped up in your multiplicity of addictions
It played out as it were in your predilections

Chasing your inner child from its comfort zone
Until you awoke to find you were all alone
The itch comes back dressed in its leather and lace
With no time for tomorrow's alibis; lost in disgrace

Who do you believe in, in a world so unreliable
When it's so hard to have courage; your spine becomes pliable
Life has become a masterpiece of artistic contortion
And nothing is left behind but bits of social distortion

You wish you had the courage, then maybe you'd confess
You wanted to be more, but somehow always end up being less
Sold on the big lie that of following your paper dreams
But hitting rock bottom is just as real as it seems 

(c) May 29, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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