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by Graham Dawe

Tried relationships, rejection
Tried alcohol, sedation
Tried to do things my way
Found out about life the hard way
Tried to make friends
Tried to make amends
To the people I've hurt
And the ones that I've loved
Changing my outlook
Changing my attitude
For all the small mercies
Should try and be grateful
If you've got an addiction
You need a new playground
If you've got an addiction
You need some more playmates
Kissing goodbye to the friends that I loved
Kissing goodbye to the drink and the drugs
Strength, hope and experience
Is what has been granted
A chance of a new life
To replace that of chaos
A change of insanity
To contentment and reality