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These Streets Don't Roll Just for Anyone

(Marty Nelson)
July 12, 2012
Martin J. Nelson

These Streets Don’t Roll Just for Anyone

by Marty Nelson

c 2012

 

Comes a time when we need to hear the truth.

Even though it hurts to look when you see it.

Yesterday is written. You can’t change the shadows.

But the pen’s still in hand, so use it.

 

And if the doubts and fears rise up and call

To shake you from the core of your dreams,

It’s only a passing storm, so protect your soul

And don’t run desperately. Don’t run desperately.

 

Lead with palms open. Show you’ve got no scars

Listening

These streets don’t roll just for anyone.

 

Let the calm cover you like the kiss of a lover . . . whispering

These streets don’t roll just for anyone.

No . . . these streets don’t roll just for anyone.

So, count yourself lucky.

 

City nights can be tough for the new in town

When your plans slip below the last loose change in your pocket.

In the dark every eye seems to strip you bare to the ground.

The need to run rushes through your veins, but you can stop it.

 

Let that distant streetlight draw you in

To the room where a single voice sings softly.

Hold tight to the love you carry from the one who cares.

They won’t abandon you. Their grace carries through any boundary.

 

Lead with palms open. Show you’ve got no scars

Listening

These streets don’t roll just for anyone.

 

Let the calm cover you like the kiss of a lover . . . whispering

These streets don’t roll just for anyone.

No . . . these streets don’t roll just for anyone.

So, count yourself lucky.

 

BREAK

 

And then the moment comes and you see her face -

The one you’ve been searching for.

 

Drop all weapons down and find the lost embrace

For your only love has finally come to find you.

 

And with palms open, show you’ve got no scars

Listening.

These streets don’t roll just for anyone.

Let the calm cover you with the kiss of your lover . . .  whispering

These streets don’t roll just for anyone.

No . . . these streets don’t roll just for anyone.

So, count yourself lucky.