9. Gambling

There is no country
to save me from myself
each of those fantasies
draw from an empty well

written by the same mind
that would have me say
who's out to get mine
how can I hold my place 

lay my money down, step out of time
am I willing to gamble with life

lay my weapons down and fall out of line
am I ready to gamble with life

It’s not a waste of time
to play without a victory
it’s not a wasted life
to be without a history

called myself homeless
but always had my fill
with just these choices
I can make a meal 

here i am rootless
don’t know what I'm from
what i thought I own is  
just to pass along 

lay my money down, step out of time
am I willing to gamble with life

lay my weapons down and fall out of line
am I ready to gamble with life

It’s not a waste of time
to play without a victory
it’s not a wasted life
to be without a history