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Daily Lyric: MARINE PARK

Updated: Apr 2

The scorching sun is causing me to move around

Within the riverfront park in this trendy little town

With a fire lit underneath me, I seek shelter

And I reach for a higher power to be my helper.

I’ve watched others reach the place I want to be

In a fraction of the time it seems to be taking me

And I wonder, what do they have that I don’t

Is it that I can’t get moving, or just won’t.

Oh, oh, you gotta cross that line

Oh, oh, leap and the net will appear

Oh, oh, see that summer sun shine

Oh, oh, you have nothing to fear.

I go around chasing all the little nickels and dimes

The million bucks seems to elude me all the time

What keeps me from finding a way to break through

There’s something stopping me from doing what I need to do.

I don’t want the whole world—just the little bit that’s mine

But I have to get to the other side of that line

For some reason I’m really terrified of making that jump

Which is really only a small step, barely a bump.

Oh, oh …

The river in front of me is so wide and deep

The bank on the other side is so high and steep

I don’t know if I have what it takes to swim and climb

But I do know that this is the time.

I don’t want the risk of being all dirty and wet

But it looks like there’s no choice to get where I want to get

I dream and fantasize of what it’s like on the other side

But I guess I’ll never find out—that is, unless I’ve tried.

Oh, oh …

©2024 The Hesh Inc.

Over Red Bank, NJ - original photo by The Hesh Inc.
Marine Park, on the south bank of the Navesink River in Red Bank, NJ.

One of my "where do I go from here and how do I get there" mullings from the early part of the century, written on a hot and humid morning right around the summer solstice as I killed some time in the park before going to work. As of now, it's still a lyric without music.

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