Songs by
Jacob Greenleaf

The Debt

How come the road is always a lonely road

How come you always owe more than you're owed

How come the time it takes you is always more than the sum it makes you

How come the burden's always a heavy load


How come you're always older than your age

How come the ones you love become your cage

Why is it always now becomes way-back-when somehow

Inking every pained mistake on to the page


(Chorus)

Life's a petty coin spent and love is a disappointment

and none of us gets out of here alive

But put your money down, this is the only game in town

You can't just hold your breath because the fastest way to death

Is sitting, waiting for your moment to arrive


When I was younger I could remember you

And all the things I said I'd never do

I made some grand mistakes, well I guess that's just the breaks

But let's not forget all of the things that you did too


I'm looking for a way to find my smile

And make the last ten years all seem worthwhile

I'm holding back so much that I've grown numb to the touch

But letting all that go don't seem my style


(Chorus)

Life's a ceaseless rewrite and love is devoid of insight

and none of us gets out of this alive

But try to make it go, it is the only thing we know

You can't just hold your breath because the fastest way to death

is sitting, waiting for your moment to arrive


Now I know the road's not always a lonely road

I know that sometimes you reap more than you sowed

The truth is that life is sweet even when you're incomplete

And the mystery's always deeper than you know


(chorus)

Life may be going nowhere, but love is the way we get there

and I know I won't come out of this alive

Still, I'll play another round

cause it's the only game I've found

You can't just hold your breath

That's the fastest way to death

And there's so much more than learning to survive

and sitting, waiting for your moment to arrive