Fearless Challenge, Songwriting, The Song Well

Tunesday: Hard to Forgive

Last week was the Fearless Songwriting Challenge (to write seven songs in seven days). This was the final song of the week:

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Bitter like a burnt caramel
Funny like a broke down carousel
Grinding round and round
With no ups or down
Like the gears in a jail cell

The dark river of our time
Runs course like a clothes line
Winding round a wheel
An electric eel
Swimming ‘neath our smile line

It’s so hard to forgive
We don’t want to relive
All pain we’ve caused
So we speak in cursive

There’s no rhyme for caffeine
Like why were you so mean . . . to me?
The conversation is closed
like a punch to the nose
Friendship curdled like cream

Blistered burned on our tongues
Looks that burn like a rug
The space between hooks and bait
Say I’m willing to wait
For a hellfrost to come

It’s so hard to forgive
It’s so hard to forgive
All pain we’ve caused
So we speak in cursive

Words that loop into lines
Turn ink dark like a crime
Burn a candle at night
That you’ll give up your fight

It’s so hard to forgive
It’s so hard to forgive
All pain we’ve caused
It’s so hard to forgive

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