Verge of Tears

from Tradition Change Geekery by Seth Phillips

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Go on go
I can't make it any further.
Though the foe
Is coming close behind.
Just give me a gun and three grenades
And hit the road, I'll cover your escape.
This is my last chance to make them pay.

And now we're on the verge of tears
But you have got to leave me here
I'll wait until you all get clear...

It's been real
But now I hear the footsteps
For all we feel
There's no time for goodbyes.
Don't be stupid, go right now
I'll hold them off, I think we both know how.
Just promise me that you'll get out.

And now we're on the verge of tears
But you have got to leave me here
I'll wait until you all get clear
Before I blow the tunnel
And hopefully you'll get away
And live to fight another day
I'm sad it had to end this way
But that's just how it goes

We can't all be
The hero of the story
Most of us won't live to see
The credits roll.
So I smile through the pain
My sacrifice will not be in vain
That's what you tell me but I already know
So damn it, go.

Oh so slow,
I see the shadows rising
This is it
Come on, you bastards, come.


from Tradition Change Geekery, released July 1, 2014




Seth Phillips Longmont, Colorado

From the nexus of tradition, change, and geekery comes Longmont songwriter Seth Phillips. His original songs range in subject from "raving evil genius" to "madman wandering in the desert" to "unrequieted nerd love" to "hitchhiker searching for home." And the good ones just might touch something deep inside the most cynical heart. Come find out for yourself. Even if you don't have a cynical heart. ... more

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