Lyrics

I woke up very early like I tend to do most days Gathered up my clothes, my watch, and pocket knife It would be almost an hour before the sun would show it's face And I tried to be quiet so as not to wake my wife Turning on my phone was the first mistake I made My heart sunk when I read the first headline There had been another shooting and this time not so far away And a child who lost his life looked an awful lot like mine I sat there in the dark for I don't know how long Without the first idea of what to do I walked into the kitchen and turned the coffee maker on And stood there feeling hopeless and staring at the moon And when the house got lively I was working double time Scrambling eggs and trying not to cry Jennifer was getting Isaac dressed and packed for school I was wondering when God left and why he didn't say goodbye I should've spent the day with my family Instead I tried and failed to work all day long Lord, I should've spent the day with my family On days like this, they alone make me want to carry on Throughout the day I kept hearing all the details Though I didn't check in much or watch the news Some tragedies, you know, they have no explanation And the word “everything” don't cover what you lose So I spent the whole day pacing back and forth all by my lonesome Questioning the point and trying to write a song And it sure is hard to focus on anything at all And you can't get something right when everything feels wrong I should've spent the day with my family Instead I tried and failed to work all day long I should've spent the day with my family On days like this, they alone make me want to carry on By sundown, I was worn out, no closer to understanding the evil things that happen every day My wife and I shared a beer and talked about the future Agreeing on the fact that we would have to find a way Though sometimes I don't know how this world continues turning What has happened will never be undone But tomorrow I think I'll just try to keep the day wide open And as much as they will have me, be with people that I love

August Meyer made a note.
8 months ago

Played in Vermont Tourism Livestream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uluSG4osths