From the recording The Next Line

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Pray For Daybreak

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about 10 years ago, I was held up at gunpoint. This is the first time I have been able to write about the experience.

from The Next Line, released September 21, 2018
Briget Boyle - vocals, acoustic guitar
Kyle Caprista - drums, percussion
Geneva Harrison - vibes
Jon Monahan - electric guitar
Michael Shiono - bass, Rhodes
David Zirbel - pedal steel

Lyrics

He held a gun to my face
And I learned just how fear tastes
Like coal, it sticks to my skin
Whittles me down till I am paper thin

He was so young, a shadowed face
Just after midnight in the wrong place
He took my phone, he took my home
And any feeling of being safe alone

Will someone wake me from the dream
Of that metal pistol?
It's burned into my mind
I used to sleep peacefully before the crime

I tried to yell, to scream
To wake up anyone who could hear me
There was no other way to protect myself
I kept my pride tucked away on the shelf

Will someone save me from the dream
Of that metal pistol?
It's burned into my mind
I used to sleep peacefully before the crime

I beg you to tell me why it happened to me
To test my faith or humility
Inside the neighborhood behind the lake
I learned to pray for daybreak