HALF A MIND

[Verse]

Lately I have half a mind 

to throw it away. 

Lately I have half of the moments 

that I did yesterday.   

Some nights there’s nothing left 

but the smell of burning bread 

and the hunger in my belly. 

Will I be hungry when I’m dead? 

 

[Pre-chorus] 

If I can forget  

my own dinner 

why don’t I forget 

the pain. 

The only thing  

that keeps me going 

are the memories  

that remain. 

 

[Chorus]

I have half a mind in the mornings, 

half a mind all day. 

Maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow 

and have something more to say. 

 

[Verse]

The V.A says they’ll pay a nurse 

to see that I am fed 

just as long as I can measure 

the holes inside my head.   

Don’t know when I’ll get an answer 

or if I should leave this chair 

'cause my head it is itching 

from the memories living there. 

[Pre-chorus]   

If I can forget  

the mail man 

why don’t I forget 

the pain. 

I have half a mind  

to leave here. 

I have half a mind 

to stay.

 

[Chorus]

I have half a mind in the mornings, 

half a mind at night. 

Maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow 

with something more to write. 

 

[Verse]

My family asks if I’m comfortable 

and have everything I need. 

When I hear them making jokes 

I forget what I think.  

I feel like I should apologize  

for wasting all their time 

but sorry's not the word you want

to be in your last line. 

[Pre-chorus] 

If I can forget 

my family’s jokes 

why don’t I forget 

the pain. 

The only thing  

that keeps me going 

are the smiles 

on their face. 

 

[Chorus]  

I have half a mind in the mornings 

half a mind all day. 

Maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow 

and laugh the pain away.