#1
Feet to the Gravel

It might be nice to keep in touch,
that's what i call it,
"just keeping in touch"
Forget the freedom,
and the boredom
I'd rather have you here.
Two worlds each
with their own benefits,
for you it must be nice.
But haven't you had enough
It's like they take you away,
always in hand cuffs.
And when I seem alright
it's because i fight, i fight
I stitch my lips together
Watch TV
It's supposed to be you who needs me

You keep my feet to the gravel,
keep my feet to the gravel
I will never be that far away
You keep my feet to the gravel
keep my feet to the gravel
Till i can fly off with you someday

Every time i turn around
flightless bird come crashing down
cause i see, i see, i see
That you are not with me,
cause they take you every other week.
And you're not weak
I know i raised you
I still am,
I just can't take you high enough,
Cause half the time your with them

They keep our feet to the gravel
keep our feet to the gravel
when he takes you away.
He keeps our feet to the gravel
keeps our feet to the gravel
As the wind sweeps me up
and i battle it off
cause part of me is still on the ground, not yet taken off

I'm alright
turn out the light
gonna sleep good tonight.
you're alright
turn out the light
gonna sleep good tonight.
he's alright
turn out the light
how could you sleep good tonight?
If you're part of me
you're part of him
and i'm not sure how that could be.
They keep showing me the documents
but i do not believe.
selfish, yes
shaken some would say
"take to your wings" the time is now
but i won't fly away

Let's keep our feet to the gravel
keep our feet to the gravel
we can bury our toes in the sand
We'll keep our feet to the gravel
keep our feet to the gravel
And i'll always ask for more.
We'll keep our feet to the gravel
keep our feet to the gravel
we can bury our toes in the sand
keep our feet to the gravel
keep our feet to the gravel
you can make your marks on the land
keep our feet to the gravel
keep our feet to the gravel
as i take one of you in each hand
and we bury our toes in the sand
#2
The first verse was superb. But you certainly swerved from thereon. I do like the way it seemed so fluid and open, but the repetitions didn't help at all. And I also do understand that it's a song - and songs do that. But it wasn't what I wanted to read.
When you post lyrics you don't necessarily need to post it exactly how it is sung. Use your initiative and develop things more. To me, lyrics should be spoken word poetry, but with a less fluid and pretentious flow (which is why I always prefer to read lyrics over poetry) But idealy, combining the two can work out wonderfully -That's just personal, it doesn't reflect on anyone, ever.

"I stitch my lips together
Watch TV
It's supposed to be you who needs me"

- I adore the break here with "TV".

"flightless bird come crashing down"
You've made a mistake here.

I'd love to hear this as it was a thoroughly surprising and enjoyable read.