Until I Get It Right

Swept along by winds of hate, I wonder if it’s just too late
To change what’s left of simple fate and abdicate the fight.

But then I think of all that’s left
For me to learn before my death
'Bout how these winds can give me breath
And teach me with their bite, until I get it right.

Until I get it right, I’ll trust this appetite
For fires burning bright outside the lives of men.
Then I’ll do it all again, until I get it right,
Before the bitter end. Amen.

Yes, I will feed on what you miss
While you are searching for your bliss
Across the rubble of the kiss
You bargained for last night.

The kiss that love has left upon your cheek
You turned while learning to be meek
From masters who must fear the weak,
Who feast on their delight, until I get it right.

Until I get it right, I’ll trust this appetite
For fires burning bright outside the lives of men.
Then I’ll do it all again, until I get it right,
Before the bitter end. Amen.

I see the damage that they do
While mucking up the Human Zoo.
How come they all look like you,
Who kneel to suck this parasite?

Until I finally get it right, I’ll join the Armies of the Night,
To reconcile the Black and White,
And look at you with blinding sight
Until I get it right.

Until I get it right, I’ll trust this appetite
For fires burning bright outside the lives of men.
Then I’ll do it all again, until I get it right,
Before the bitter end. Amen.

Copyright 2006 NADJA MUSIC Reinaldo García
February 26, 1993 Santa Cruz, CA

Until i get it right

I wrote this in 1993, while living in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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