David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

Song#: 12

Album
Name of Song: Toughness

I am standing
still upright,
Still receiving
threats to my might. 


I find it takes
a constant view,
Of things around me,
Unexpected truths. 


There are these waves
that flow into me,
Some seem evil
but hard to see.

I try to be
more alert,
But it is constant
especially if hurt. 

Chorus
What is life
But waves of joy,
And waves of harm
A balanced ploy. 
To say there aren’t
these waves of harm,
Is to deny
urge to be calm. 
______

I am standing
still upright,
Still receiving
threats to my might. 


I find it takes
a constant view,
Of things around me,
Unexpected truths. 


There are these waves
that flow into me,
Some seem evil
but hard to see.

I try to be
more alert,
But it is constant
especially if hurt. 

Chorus
What is life
But waves of joy,
And waves of harm
A balanced ploy. 
To say there aren’t
these waves of harm,
Is to deny
urge to be calm. 
______

I am standing
still upright,
Still receiving
threats to my might. 


I find it takes
a constant view,
Of things around me,
Unexpected truths. 


There are these waves
that flow into me,
Some seem evil
but hard to see.

I try to be
more alert,
But it is constant
especially if hurt. 

Chorus
What is life
But waves of joy,
And waves of harm
A balanced ploy. 
To say there aren’t
these waves of harm,
Is to deny
urge to be calm. 
______

Bridge 
There’s always two
sides to life,
The physical world
and us held tight. 
There is evil
There is love,
There is hope
so rise above. 
_____

I am standing
still upright,
Still receiving
threats to my might. 


I find it takes
a constant view,
Of things around me,
Unexpected truths. 


There are these waves
that flow into me,
Some seem evil
but hard to see.

I try to be
more alert,
But it is constant
especially if hurt. 

Chorus
What is life
But waves of joy,
And waves of harm
A balanced ploy. 
To say there aren’t
these waves of harm,
Is to deny
urge to be calm. 
______

I am standing
still upright,
Still receiving
threats to my might. 


I find it takes
a constant view,
Of things around me,
Unexpected truths. 


There are these waves
that flow into me,
Some seem evil
but hard to see.

I try to be
more alert,
But it is constant
especially if hurt. 

Chorus
What is life
But waves of joy,
And waves of harm
A balanced ploy. 
To say there aren’t
these waves of harm,
Is to deny
urge to be calm. 
______

I am standing
still upright,
Still receiving
threats to my might. 


I find it takes
a constant view,
Of things around me,
Unexpected truths. 


There are these waves
that flow into me,
Some seem evil
but hard to see.

I try to be
more alert,
But it is constant
especially if hurt. 

Chorus
What is life
But waves of joy,
And waves of harm
A balanced ploy. 
To say there aren’t
these waves of harm,
Is to deny
urge to be calm. 
______

There’s always two
sides to life,
The physical world
and us held tight. 

There is evil
There is love,
We’re used to hope
so rise above. 
_______

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