Decision Road for Reaper Song a Month Challenge

I wrote this song following my divorce from my first marriage, just before moving back from Arizona. Obviously a rough time.. 😉

I've recorded it before but just as a single take, guitar & vocals. This is song #1 for my Reaper, Song a month, challenge.

Recording Notes

Last upload date: 8/2/2019

Current status: I messed up the lyrics on the 1st verse - no time to fix this morning.

Tracks included:

  • 2 acoustic guitar tracks panned hard left and right. EQ, Comp, Reverb, Delay (almost none)
    I clearly need to smooth out of end of chorus run.
  • 1 vocal track. EQ, Comp, Reverb, Delay (again, very little)


  • Add bass, cajon, and shaker.
  • Fix guitar
  • Re-record and fix vocals
  • Add backing vocals
  • Add some acoustic and/or electric guitar lead/accents.


© 2009 - Matthew Moran, Arrogant Sage Music

One step forward, two steps back, it seems the way I go
Navigate life's messy path the only way I know
I don't ask forgiveness
I don't pray for my mortal soul
I don't make excuses
I just keep dragging my bones down Decision Road

Is love just a warm caress that time turns dark and cold
Is sugar sweet just bitterness at the final curtain call
I just wanted your warm kiss
I just wanted a hand to hold
I just wanted devotion
Now I just want to carry my heart down Decision Road

And every night I face my demons
Shame & regret I can't let go
And with the light, life and the living
One more event I can't control

With each mistake a lesson learned, I've filled my textbook full
With each word I've had to eat, I've swallowed that crow whole
I'm asking forgiveness
Please pray for my mortal soul
Take my excuses
And help me find me way down Decision Road

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