Maggie Adams, Songwriter

Killing Time

©Tunecode: Pending
Demo Vocals: Mark Pierce

Lyrics

Killing Time

The days are long
The nights are longer
Day and night
He cowers in a corner
He asks for nothing
He is not a scrounger
His wounded heart's still weeping
His spirit's on a downer
He's in decline

 

Once upon a time
He was a loving brother
He idolized his mother
Once upon a time
Once upon a time
He was just like you and I
An ordinary guy
'til life screwed up his mind
Now he's killing time

 
He's in decline ... he's slowly killing time
Now he's killing time
He's in decline ... he's slowly killing time

 
Alive ... but dead behind the eyes
Once he was an ordinary guy

 

Once upon a time
He was a loving brother
He idolized his mother
Once upon a time
Once upon a time
He was just like you and I
An ordinary guy
'til life screwed up his mind
Now he's killing time

 

He's in decline ... he's slowly killing time
Now he's killing time
He's in decline ... he's slowly killing time

 

Alive ... but dead behind the eyes
Once he was an ordinary guy

 

I N S T R U M E N T A L

 

So don't call him a junkie
He is not a waster
You don't know what he's facing
He's clinically depressed
Don't call him a wino
He is not a weirdo
He was once a hero ...
So show him some respect

 

He's in decline ... he's slowly killing time
Show him some respect
He's in decline ... he's slowly killing time

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This song was inspired by the growing number of homeless people living on the streets. No-one chooses to live in this way. Be kind. They were once like you and I.