FACING THE DAY [mis-titled as I CAN'T SEE THE LIGHT] (Robert J. Purvis)

I'm not gettin' any younger

And the time is slippin' by

I'm forever making due

Well it might be right for you

But I'm livin' a lie


I'm gettin' closer to the edge

But I'm clingin' on you tight

We're not here for very long

Can't afford to get it wrong

So I gotta get it right


Makes me wanna laugh

Makes me wanna cry

Makes me wonder just how I'm facin' the day

When inside, I could die


Standin' at the back

Keepin' outta sight

It makes me wonder just how I'm facin' the day

When I can't see the light

When I can't see the light


We need something to believe in

We need someone on our side

And we'll keep on smiling through it

That's the best it's gonna get

No good reachin' for the sky


I am here and this is now

And it's all I have to give

It's not great but it's alright

And it gets me through the night

Got a life I'm gonna live


Makes me wanna laugh

Makes me wanna cry

Makes me wonder just how I'm facin' the day

When inside, I could die


Standin' at the back

Keepin' outta sight

It makes me wonder just how I'm facin' the day

When I can't see the light

When I can't see the light

When I can't see the light

When I can't see the light


[keyboard solo]


I'm standin' at the back

I'm keepin' outta sight

It makes me wonder just how I'm facin' the day

When I can't see the light

When I can't see the light

When I can't see the light

When I can't see the light

When I can't see the light


I'm just facing the day

Fakin' a smile

Hands in my head

Walkin' the line


I'm just facin' the day

Fakin' a smile

Hands in my head

Drinkin' the wine


I'm just facing the day

Fakin' a smile

Fading away

Walkin' the line


I'm just fading away

Facing the day

Drinkin' the wine

Taking my time


I'm just facing the day

Fakin' a smile...


1996

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan