From the recording Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Produced, written, composed, arranged, & performed by Steve Burks. In memory of Cheslie Kryst and countless others among us who have found life too heavy to bear. If you need help, call 800-273-8255. You CAN make it.

Lyrics

ALL THAT WAITS FOR ME
by Steve Burks

VERSE 1
Treading water was too hard
So I’m floating to rest my heart.
As I float I see the shore.
It’s not so distant anymore.

CHORUS
I can see
all that waits for me
in the warm and tan sand.
So I swim toward land
while the sea
still envelops me.
Against the current I fight,
destination in sight.

VERSE 2
In this ocean for so long.
Muscles weak but my heart is strong.
Made it to this break of dawn.
The dim horizon
cheers me on.

CHORUS
I can see
all that waits for me
in the warm and tan sand.
So I swim toward land
while the sea
still envelops me.
Against the current I fight,
destination in sight.

BRIDGE
High above
a seagull glides
with her wings
out to her sides.
She trusts the current of the wind
cuz she knows
the wind will carry her
where she needs to go.
She’s a message just for me:
yield to guidance from the Sea.

CHORUS
I can see
all that waits for me
in the warm and tan sand.
So I swim toward land
while the sea
still envelops me.
carrying me to my rest.
The current knows best.

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