they are here now
but where were they when the rockets were coming in
and the boys were blown in half
and i sat and waited for my turn
where were they when i sat and wrote for 20 years and they pointed and
where were they when i was going through withdrawals
where were they when i had been gambling for 24 hours straight
trying to put a miracle together
where were they when i hung with guys younger than me on the road
just to prove a point
where were they when i stayed up for six days just to prove another point
where were they when i was alone,
playing with my little army men, waiting for sandy to come home, waiting
for the phone to ring from a publisher, when i was alone, alone,
alone ........ in a walk-in closet, in a fox hole, in a uniform, in a band,
in a bar, in a sweat, in a rehab, in a car, in a poker game, in a song.
they were right there .... it was me that was gone ... they were right there ...
in my bones and blood and nerves, and soul, they were there, i was gone,
i've always been gone .... alone, they were there ... who are they anyway
they are me and you and us and them and all alone ... together ...
so they are here now .... and so am i ....