The Drunken Mind Speaks the Sober Heart

by Scott Wells

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The drunken mind speaks the sober heart
Said a girl beyond her years;
Still I hold my tongue till it's drowning,
And the words flow forth like tears;

The pain that's born from regret
That I've choked down deep inside;
Now pours from me like a fountain
Broken by my foolish pride;

And my friend lost to his sadness
Wish I'd clung to for dear life;
Wish I could say "How I love you,"
And your loss cuts like a knife;

I know I've been a stupid man
Spent my love and time unwise;
Wasted chances lay behind me
And their spirits now arise;


To linger like the memory
Of the friend I left behind;
Who's presence hovers gently,
Both to haunt and to remind;

That the memories which mold me;
Aren't so quickly put to bed;
Wish I'd took the chance to speak
The words now ringin in my head;

Unspoken words,
Drifting through no ones ears,
Meant for the one,
Who has since,
Passed me by,

The tamest of seas,
And safest of harbors,
Is all I ask,
Both for you,
And I

The drunken mind speaks the sober heart,
Said a man once knew me well;
Who's since sailed on to his heaven
While I'm rotting in this hell,

A hell of my own making,
Filled with ghosts of yesterday;
Who demand from me a penance,
My soul can never pay.

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released June 18, 2017
Written / Recorded by Scott E. Wells

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Scott Wells Fargo, North Dakota

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Scott's lyrics are heavily influenced by the story tellers his Dad listened to on their many road trips to their favorite fishing destinations. Scott currently resides and records in Fargo, North Dakota.

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