Jason Chervokas

Jason Chervokas

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The Hard Way

Written By: Jason Chervokas

The Hard Way
(Jason Chervokas)

This could've been easy--you could have said no.
You could've been a good excuse for a weekend bender in Mexico.
You could've been a memory, a tattoo to explain,
a letter in a shoe box, a brave face to maintain.
But I'm sitting here sipping black coffee.
You're making breakfast in your negligee.
I guess we're gonna do this the hard way.

This could've been simple--you could've screened my calls,
or given me a number that your girlfriend took off a bathroom stall.
It even could've been romantic, a tragic secret to keep,
a lost cause to mourn for, a face to haunt me in my sleep.
But I'm here scratching at your door
like a cat that's gone astray.
I guess we're gonna do this the hard way.

You could have been my barstool confession.
I could have been the man you never could forget.
I could have been your sole indiscretion.
You could have been my dying regret.

And maybe years later, in a roadhouse somewhere
I could have suddenly turned around and seen you there.
We could've tried to make small talk; I'm sure you would've looked good.
We could've promised to keep in touch knowing we never would.
But I'm here kneeling on your floor
with a ring I bought yesterday.
I guess we're gonna do this the hard way.

The Man I Am Today

Written By: Jason Chervokas

The Man I Am Today
(Jason Chervokas)

All the times my father made me say my prayers at night,
and all the times my mother told me things would be alright.
All the times that things turned out all wrong anyway
make me the man I am today.

The hotrods that I dreamed about when I was seventeen,
the Elm Street girls in autumn smelling like vanilla cream,
the fire that I tried to steal when God looked away
make me the man I am today.

The man I am today is just a sad face clown.
The man I am today is a stranger in his own hometown.
And if you see things in black and white where I see shades of gray,
it's just 'cause I'm the man I am today.

All the days spent propping up the life that I've led,
and all the nights pretending that I'm someone else instead.
All the times my daughter asks me "Daddy, won't you stay?"
make me the man I am today.