Black and Blue

I’m black and blue
Sitting in the dark of night
Waiting for you
To usher in the morning light

I’m black and blue
Time bruised and battered
Dragging my shoes
Making life’s hard harder

I’m black and blue
My ears are ringing
Van’s out of tune
I can’t hear what he’s singing

I’m black and blue
Reading the daily blotter
Making a break through
Wringing the bloody water

I’m black and blue
Wishing for second sight
Sorting lies from truth
Living one man’s life

I’m black and blue
Reciting eternal rhymes
Trying to stay cool
Healing the pains of time

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