AL3 – Coming Clean

I’m coming clean to who I am, coming clean for the world to see
What it truly means to be a man like me
I don’t wanna mince words and don’t wanna be dramatic
But I look at the past and say, “You can have it.”
Cuz I’m tired of living lies and tired of failed tries
I’m tired of people looking and expecting me to pick sides
The side I pick is mine, it’s the one I always chose
So, as I write one more crazy album to a close,
I lament and think on the mistakes I made
The ones that I can tell and the ones I take to the grave
The ones that make me shake and tremble at my feet
The ones that make me feel like submitting to defeat
I know one thing is that a man is not perfect
So, here is the moment where the mistakes surface
When you say that I can’t be perfect and that I shouldn’t try
Is the moment where the desire to be the best can die

Hate me if you want, but it’s time to come clean
I’m a man who chases life and lives for the green
I don’t wanna fuss and fight and don’t wanna feel down
I don’t like drama and mess and feeling like a clown
All I wanna do is smile and keep my standards strong
I wanna live life right and not be in the wrong
I wanna have peace in my heart and home
In my mind, heart, and soul, I wanna be strong

I know I’m not perfect, but I just wanna try
To do any less than that, I simply live a lie
I don’t try to nag and try to be a pest
All I care about is being the absolute best
So when I don’t see my best, I simply keep going
It is the only way my soul can keep growing
I want to be tested in life each and every day
I want the moments that drive me to hands and knees to pray
Because if my life was so easy, perfection would be a habit
And I wouldn’t be hopping through life, like a bouncing rabbit
I would make the right choices, each and every time
And not going through each day, thinking I’d lose my mind
I pray for clarity, right mind, body and soul
I pray for the day that God truly makes me whole
I look up to the sky and trust me, no lie
Each day, I ask myself, is this the day I die?

Hate me if you want, but it’s time to come clean
I’m a man who chases life and lives for the green
I don’t wanna fuss and fight and don’t wanna feel down
I don’t like drama and mess and feeling like a clown
All I wanna do is smile and keep my standards strong
I wanna live life right and not be in the wrong
I wanna have peace in my house and home
In my mind, heart, and soul, I wanna be strong

inspired by Clarity by Francis Le Vesta