A great country song title don’t you think? It turned out more like a poem but put in the right hands and with some reworking I think it would make a good country song.
This has been bouncing around in my head for 67 days and this weekend I think it all came together. Do any of you have 37 drafts like I do? I have some as old as 152 days that I hold on to. Sometimes I look at my drafts and say that was 83, or 41, or 152 days ago? Seems like just yesterday that thought was in my head. Sometimes a thought pops in my head, or a title and I write it down to finish later. Sometimes its a few lines and sometimes it’s a couple paragraphs but then it stops, waiting for God to finish it.
Let me know if you like it. Have a great Leap Day. What are you doing with the 24 extra hours this year?
Patching Walls And Scrubbing Floors
Patching walls and scrubbing floors
Replacing broken dishes, replacing doors
What happened to our love?
Yelling words that keep the neighbors awake
Slamming doors hard enough to cause a quake
Why is there so much bad blood?
You’re not the same and neither am I
We stare in disbelief and wonder why
How did we get to this place?
We keep playing these head games
I know we are both to blame
Can we have a heart to heart, face to face?
I pull my hair out, frustration sets in
Halfway through I wonder why did we begin
Are you still here?
Have you checked out, want to be anywhere else
We have our children, quit thinking of your self
This was my worst fear
Can we get to where we were before?
Instead of patching walls and scrubbing floors
Do we walk away or give it one more try?
Were all these years just a mistake?
Was our love for each other fake?
Do we talk it out or say one last goodbye?
Are we just actors in a movie, playing our role
On to the next scene, same ole same ole
I don’t want to be in this movie
I’m here, let’s take that first step
Look to the future and try to forget
Take a good look at you, a good look at me
There is only one way to heal, to make us better
We need to look to the One who brought us together
‘Cause I’m done fighting these wars
I’m done patching walls and scrubbing floors
If We’re Honest by Francesca Battestelli –
House Divided by Josh Wilson –
Restored by Matthew West –
I Don’t Wanna Fight by Westlife –
Don’t Know What You Got Til It’s Gone by Cinderella –
Until It’s Over by Oleander –
Do I by Luke Bryan –
Angry All The Time by Tim Mcgraw –
Take It Back by Toni Braxton & Babyface-
Fighting For Something by The Wrecking –
Love Is Not A Fight by Warren Barfield –
Tired of Fighting With You by Barenaked Ladies –
Feel Again by Blue October –
Losing Ground by Tyrone Wells –
Fight For It by Estelle –
What Are We Fighting For by John Berry –
Exhale by Plumb –