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Dear John

from Nicks & Scratches by Chris Parkes

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Dear John, I want you to know I’m sincere
Nothing else would make me happier
Than to know you’re doing well

You’re in deep, so young you were taken by greed
All of its lies and it’s emptiness
I want just to show you need help

Lost in life you try so hard to see
Shallow in image you show us all how to hide
From the demons within your mind
I’ve been there before
In the delusion, intrusion, ruminous power of darkness
Dysfunction is in our blood

Dear John, I’m here now to help you regain
What you have gave to this bloody game
John, the time’s come for a change

There once was a time when you played your own game
No rules, but your own you’d break
Your heart was robust and with it such trust
You gave to your friends your love
So, what happened to all that love
Your dove’s wings they ripped and you lost your grip
I know you can hear my voice
So, please come back to me
You’ll see how blind you are

It’s then you’ll find how long you’ve hurt us all
Fighting emotion your hungry ambition is all now
That you have left to show.

Now it’s time to change
From the ego directed and greed that’s connected to you
You’ll thank me in the
End this useless addiction you’ve lived
Too many times it’s hurt you John
I won’t give up ‘til you are well
Oh, John


from Nicks & Scratches, released June 1, 2005


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