The Past (Alan Alexander III)

Song Title: The Past
Artist: Alan Alexander III
Album: Preview from the score of 'Homeless (the musical)'
Year: 2016
Genre: Musical Theatre
Music and Lyrics: Alan Alexander III
Credits: Alan Alexander III: keyboards, sequencing, vocals
Sheet Music: Sheet Music: Sweet Forgiveness

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Lyrics

THE PAST IS A SHADOW
IT'S HARD TO REMEMBER
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
AND WHAT WAS A DREAM
IT'S HISTORY.
IT'S HIS STORY
BUT IS IT TRUE?

5 PEOPLE SEE IT
500 TELL IT
EACH STORY IS DIFFERENT
HOW COULD THAT BE?
IT'S A MYSTERY
IT'S HIS STORY.
IT'S AN ILLUUUUU-SION.

I'VE SPENT A LIFETIME
TRYING TO FIQURE IT OUT
ALL THAT I KNOWN IS
THE PAST IS GONE AND I'M OUT
HERE ON THE STREET

I HAD A FAMILY
I HAD A JOB
I HAD A HOME
NONE OF THAT MATTERS RIGHT NOW
IT WONT HELP ME.

JUST LIKE THE FUTURE
THE PAST IS A VAPER
BY ITS VERY NATURE
IT'S PART OF THE ETHER SOMEHOW
SO LET IT BE.

IF I SPEND TIME THINKING
OF ALL THAT IVE LOST I'LL GO MAD.
SURELY THERES SOMETHING FROM THEN
THAT YOU STILL HAVE
I STILL HAVE THAT TATTOO
FROM ONE DRUNKEN NIGHT IN THE NAVY.
I PICKED IT UP ON A DARE
RIGHT BEFORE WE SET SAIL.
I STILL HAVE A SCAR ON MY FOREHEAD
I GOT FROM THE POLICE.
HAVING THEIR FUN WHEN THEY FOUND OUT
I COULDN'T MAKE BAIL .

HOW DID I GET HERE?
IT DOESN'T MATTER.
ALL THAT I KNOW IS
IM STANDING HERE NOW
IN A HOMELESS CAMP
TALKING TO YOU.
ABOUT A PAST
THAT MAY NOT BE TRUE
AND A FUTURE
THAT NO-ONE CAN VIEW.
ALL I CAN DO
IS TRY TO BE TRUE
RIGHT NOW.