White or Red

from Snips and Snails by Leslie Hudson

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written March 14 2007

Reflections from 2020:

Unhealthy people make unhealthy decisions, but sometimes we make one that's good for us accidentally. I didn't go about it the best way, but when a lifeline was thrown down into the pit I couldn't climb out of I took it and I didn't care about the consequences. There are times you need to lose yourself in the moment, no matter the cost to anyone else. There are times you need to sink or swim.

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I was starving myself and I was alone
And although it was something that few would condone
I met up with a boy who lived life to the full
And nothing else mattered when I felt his pull

And he gave me the chance to choose white or red
But I shifted and rolled and kept both instead
And the short of it is that we just fell apart
‘Cause I couldn’t decide what to do with his heart

Beyond this line a lake begins
And it’s easier to drown than swim
Undertake a journey just to see if you’ll survive
Cast yourself upon the rocks
As you spiral out to sea
There’s a chance that I might see you on a wave

Now who’s to say what would’ve become
If I’d clipped my wings and unloaded the gun
If he’d found his center and followed his dreams
Understood that perfection is more than it seems

Well the truth of it is that it’s better this way
I let him play the tunes that he wanted to play
But it wasn’t ‘til later I found my own song
And I like where I am though the road here was long

Beyond this line a lake begins
And it’s easier to drown than swim
Undertake a journey just to see if you’ll survive
Cast yourself upon the rocks
As you spiral out to sea
There’s a chance that I might see you on a wave

Beyond this line a lake begins
And it’s easier to drown than swim
Undertake a journey just to see if you’ll survive
Cast yourself upon the rocks
As you spiral out to sea
There’s a chance that I might see you on a wave

There’s a chance that I might see you on a
There’s a chance that I might see you on a wave

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from Snips and Snails, released March 15, 2010

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Leslie Hudson Stratford, Ontario

Leslie Hudson is a Canadian singer songwriter and pianist. Her albums range from storytelling styles to bluesy bar rock to dialed-up, full-band homages to pop culture. With lyrical piano skills and a voice that cuts through the crowd, her songs dive deep into archetype and folklore, modernizing ancient voices as she shines a spotlight on the shadowy paths we walk through life, myth and media. ... more

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