Jordan Sweeney


Twenty Two

Jordan Sweeney
Jordan Sweeney


Twenty Two                   Music & Lyrics by Jordan Sweeney (May 2007)


I’ve been known for twenty-two years. I have learned to write.

And I’ve been writing songs for the last twenty-two years blind, because there’s something lurking deep inside. There’s something I don’t get.


I’ve been asleep twenty-two years now my eyes are wide.

Yet there’s still something that I can’t throw my wings on to.  My eyes are dry. Oh, I won’t cut my guts out, first, I’ll sit and write.


What am I waiting for?


I’ve been holding on for twenty-two years. Now I’m not, because I understand my cure is poison that my body won’t drink.

And I’ve died before, but now I’m stuck deciding my own fate.


What am I waiting for?