A DECADE OF STORYTELLING POWERED BY THE BEST WRITERS ON THE PLANET

CLICK BELOW TO REDISCOVER HUMANITY

Hangin’ on This Cross

I been searching for salvation
But it’s nowhere down this road
I’ve tried to live an honest life
But the law just don’t agree
I’ve been carrying this burden
And it makes for a heavy load
I guess I’m just a victim
Of my own humanity

There’ve been lovers in my life
Who have come and gone
Gurus and gods
Who’ve tried to show me the way
Alliances and obligations
I could never honour
And decisions I will regret
Till my dyin’ day

(chorus)
But I really can’t remember
What it was that I did wrong
I’ve been hanging on this cross
For way too long

I never knew my father
And he never knew his son
He died with secrets
Tattooed on his soul
And no matter how I tried
I could never be the one
Who could push that stone aside
And let him go

O father won’t you tell me
What it was that I did wrong
I’ve been hanging on this cross
For way too long

But someday soon
I know I will find peace
Here among the ruins
Of life’s many wars
And I will stitch a mighty sail
From all these tattered dreams
And I will sail away
To peaceful shores

And on that day it won’t matter
What it was that I did wrong
But I’ve been hangin’ on this cross
For way too long

 

Jim Murray
Jim Murrayhttps://www.bebee.com/@jim-murray
I have been a writer since the age of 14. I started writing short stories and poetry. From there I graduated to writing lyrics for various bands and composers and feature-length screenplays, two of which have been produced. Early on in my writing career, I discovered advertising. While the other media have drifted in and out, communications writing and art direction have been the constant through a 20-year career senior positions in Canadian and multi-national agencies and a second career, which began in 1989, (Onwords & Upwords Inc), as a strategic and creative resource to direct clients, design companies, marketing consultants and boutique agencies. Early in 2020, I closed Onwords & Upwords and opened MurMarketing which is a freelance strategic development/copywriting/art direction service for businesses working to make a positive difference in the world. I currently write long format blogs in 4 different streams, encompassing, entertainment, marketing, and communications, life in general, and the renewable energy and recycling industries. These are currently published on beBee.com. I have, over the years, created more than 1500 blog posts. I live with my wife Heather in the beautiful Niagara Region of southern Ontario, after migrating from Toronto, where I spent most of my adult life. I am currently recovering from spinal surgery and learning to walk again.

4 COMMENTS

▲ "CULTIVATING HUMANKIND TOGETHER" ▲

DAILY INSPIRATION. DELIVERED.