So many times I’ve stumbled on the crooked road
Every step curse the burdens that I have towed
Felt I just couldn’t get to my feet and move along
I don’t know where I found the guts, but it seems so wrong
When my body is breaking down, (and by God I ain’t that old)
I know I got to forever endeavor to save my soul
I admit some of my heartache I brought on myself.
And caged in from my redemption is my personal hell.
The world moves right across me as I lay and I bleed.
They say, “You can’t always get what you want.”
I can’t even get what I need.
And I try, and I try, and I try
When my body is breaking down. (and by God I ain’t that old.)
I know I got to forever endeavor. . . to save my soul.
I fooled my heart so often that love was found.
Just to learn that on this “island” I’m ever bound.
Someday I’ll stand before the doors to paradise.
Damn sure I’m gonna ask the man, “Was it worth the price?
Well, was it man?”
When my body is in the ground; in that six foot deep hole.
Know that I forever endeavored .. .to save my soul.
Know that I forever endeavored to save. . . to save my soul.