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Keep It In The Day

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Miller House, June 2015
06/30/2015
Miller House, June 2015

Story

This song was written in a workshop with people in early recovery at Miller House in Cape Cod, MA. The format of the workshop allows people to gain hands-on experience with recovery skills like letting a process unfold and slowing down. It was rerecorded by Kathy Moser and Alice Leon and additional members of the Promises Collective.

Contact Kathy Moser: 908-591-4541 or kathy@musicforrecovery.com for more information.

Lyrics

Keep It In the Day
Written at Miller House June 2015

Evil surrounds me,
the drugs drowned me.
I need to focus on the moment around me.
I take a deep breath and it grounds me.
If I wanna keep it in the day, I gotta get on my knees and pray.

It’s hard to keep it in the day.
Why won’t my mind just stay.
It’s always racing left and right.
Back and forth through the night.
If I wanna keep it in the day, I gotta get on my knees and pray.

People I knew now look like strangers.
Once had it so good. How quick everything changes.
Hard to stop when you feel like a creature,
lord show me the way, you are my teacher.
If I wanna keep it in the day, I gotta get on my knees and pray.

I can’t stop thinking about the wreckage of the past
and the wreckage of the future seems to come so fast.
I talked to god and he said I would be alright,
but he’s pretty sure my disease lost this fight.
If I wanna keep it in the day. I gotta get on my knees and pray.

I have a mind that just wont stop racing, scared to look in the mirror because I just can’t face it.
The present is a gift to stop the worlds shift
Focus on the now focus on the here.
Focus on the hope don't focus on the fear.
If I wanna keep it in the day. I get on my knees and pray.