Jacob Guinn

(05-18-1994 / San Ramon, California)

Live Another Day


I tried my best for you to see
But all you did was ignore me
You didn't even care even though you said you did
Through all the times that we were kids
I thought we had something but I guess I was wrong
And now that's why I'm writing this song
With this pen and paper of what I have to say
And that I'm just thankful to live another day

So let's get it straight my name is Jake
I'm only 17 And what I say might sound fake
I move from place to place
Because of all the problems that I face
I've sometimes stay up all night and curse
And living with no Dad for my whole life, only makes it worse
It's like trying to get to the top without no ramp
And did I mention, living off welfare and food stamps
I try and see the best in everything and in every possible way
Just so I can be happy and smile to live another day

Just smile is all I do but inside I'm dying
Just smile is all I do but underneath I'm crying
Just laugh is all I do but inside I'm mad
Just laugh is all I do but underneath I'm sad

I only have a mom who I love with all my heart
We are best friends and can never be spilt apart
I'm living in house my mom and moms dude who is crazy and a psycho guy
Also who has a drinking problem and probably going to die
I try and get away from the danger but it always comes back
I guess safety is something that I lack
The paper covers the puddle of blood as it lays
Just so I can be happy and smile and live another day
Smile is all I do because I hide the hurt
Smile is all I do because it's all under the shirt
Laugh is all I do because i got nothing to say
Laugh is all I do so I can be happy and smile and live another day

Submitted: Monday, August 06, 2012

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