Kris Kristofferson

Feeling Mortal

Wide awake and feeling mortal

At this moment in the dream
That old man there in the mirror
And my shaky self-esteem
 
Here today and gone tomorrow
That’s the way it’s got to be
With an empty blue horizon
For as far as I can see
 
**Chorus
God Almighty here I am
Am I where I ought to be
I’ve begun to soon descend
Like the sun into the sea
And I thank my lucky stars
From here to eternity
For the artist that you are
And the man you made of me
 
Pretty speeches still unspoken
Perfect circles in the sand
Rules and promises I’ve broken
That I still don’t understand
 
Soon or later I’ll be leaving
I’m a winner either way
For the laughter and the loving
That I’m living with today
 
***Repeat Chorus
 
Wide awake and feeling mortal
 

Words & Music by Kris Kristofferson c. Jody Ray Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved

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