Closing In

Closing In

You look around and no one’s there
At least you do not see a soul
You wake at night and you are scared
Your life of crime–it takes its toll

He cut off your departure routes
Your one-time friends are compromised
They said you have concealed the loot
You’ll turn it in, if you are wise

His breath burns hot upon your neck
And you’ve become a nervous wreck
He’s closing in, closing in on you
Closing in on you
Closing in
Close

You speak the same defiant words
As if he’ll let you keep the dough
You make a call, you’re overhead
And you are tracked each place you go

You suffer nightmares at high noon
Your dreams have turned to grimy rags
You pray to sun and stars and moon
As friends depart and spirits sag

His breath burns hot upon your neck
And you’ve become a nervous wreck
He’s closing in, closing in on you
Closing in on you
Closing in
Close

No one to trust, the nights are long
As little gray men dog your days
You used to kill and joke along
You stumble now in a drunken daze

Your hardened heart will kill you yet
If you aren’t chained in prison first
Las Vegas bookies place their bets
The bettors say your life is cursed.

His breath burns hot upon your neck
And you’ve become a nervous wreck
He’s closing in, closing in on you
Closing in on you
Closing in
Close

You plan and scheme, connive, conspire
You’re on the run, pretend you’re cool
You seek a way to quench desire
It’s hard to learn that you’re the fool

Damp afternoons, you question why
You never hit the winning streak
You hate to live, you’re scared to die
And to confront the Judgment Seat

His breath burns hot upon your neck
And you’ve become a nervous wreck
He’s closing in, closing in on you
Closing in on you
Closing in
Close

~Day Williams

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