Do It All Over Again

03:26
From Ordinary
Tom Hipps

Story

A punchy, guitar-driven rocker about a person who's conquered his demons... yet is afraid he might turn back and run with them again.

Lyrics

Well I’ve been on the hill and I’ve been in the hole
Been in a state where I had no control
I’ve loved and I’ve lied and I’ve let myself hate
I’ve heaped piles of trouble right onto my plate
Sometimes I’m afraid that I’ll do it all over again

I’ve been out of money I’ve been out of hope
Drunk whiskey and beer and done my share of dope
Cleaned myself up and swore never again
Then went back to the mud like a pig in his pen
There are times I’m afraid that I’ll do it all over again (2x)

You don’t need to go back
Down that mine shaft
Though your clothes were coal black
Now you’re clean

I’ve cheated and lied and refused to forgive
Stopped going to church and forgot how to live
Just couldn’t stand for the party to end
Woke up in my clothes didn’t know where I’d been
There are times when I think that I’d do it all over again (2x)

You don’t need to go back
Down that mine shaft
Though your clothes were coal black
Now you’re clean
Don’t you love the fresh air
No more nightmare
Heaven heard your serenity prayer
Now you’re free

I’ve learned the hard lessons the light has come on
I’ve fought with the demons and feel like I’ve won
Regretting the foul self abuse that I’ve done
A deceitful perverted idea of fun
But sometimes I’m afraid that I’ll do it all over again (2x)
Dear God if you love me you won’t let me do it again