Sunlight hits the valley;
The only sun they’ve seen in weeks.
Tenacity is at the core of town
Sometimes it just reeks.
A fresh breeze runs through the middle of town
Barely catching its breath on the way.
Serenity is everywhere,
But everyone knows it won’t stay.
Sin arrives at the town
Takes everyone by storm
Pretty soon what once was wrong
Has now become the norm.
Traces of a life we knew
Left behind in clouds of regret.
We don’t stand beside them anymore,
We simply keep them, like a pet.
When I look back at it all
The devastation of where we’re at,
I always sigh and remember the past
Because I really just wanted that.