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EMPTY POCKETS

I got empty pockets
Where promise used to be
Seems like it was yesterday
Girl, you were sitting next to me
That was a few years ago
Time grew wings so it could fly
Left me here all alone
We never even said goodbye

I got empty pockets
I'm busted, broke.. Without a clue
I got empty pockets
But my heart's still full of you

I got empty pockets
There's no pictures on my wall
Pretty sure I'm still in shock
Your leaving makes no sense at all
Sometimes I look in the mirror
Ask that guy what went wrong
But he ain't got no answers
He just sings his sad songs..

I got empty pockets
It hurts but I know it's true
I got empty pockets
Girl, tonight I'm missing you

I got empty pockets
I'm busted, broke.. Without a clue
I got empty pockets
But my heart's still full of you

~Lyric Man

Note: Channeled my Monday morning blues into this little "break-up" song. The idea behind "Empty Pockets" is conveying that this poor fella is out of schemes, plans, etc. to get his girl back. He's already broken so many promises nothing's left to believe in.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/11/2018 1:36:00 AM
Believe me your pockets are certainly not empty the flow was fairly good and the rhyming was okay a bit more imagery would have brought more to the table but it still bounced along like a song Tim
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Date: 7/7/2018 10:33:00 AM
i was going to post busted https://youtu.be/N7ZjYbP6X8Y
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Date: 7/5/2018 8:29:00 AM
I set up a donations jar to help this poor soul. nice and trice the mice read!
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Date: 7/3/2018 2:39:00 PM
I really imagine the mood of the persona, Thank you Lyric Man. "…My heart is still full of you"
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Date: 7/3/2018 10:39:00 AM
Enjoyed the symbolism and descriptive language too. Excellent lyrical flow too. Well done. RD
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Date: 7/1/2018 7:08:00 PM
I love this one as well. Very frustrating feeling to have empty pockets while your heart is still full of a certain person. Thank you.
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Date: 6/26/2018 7:53:00 PM
G'day Lyric Man … well done, empty pockets means more than no money, and you explained this nicely - Lindsay
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Date: 6/26/2018 3:05:00 AM
Lyric Man, thoroughly enjoyed ur weaving.The picture line reminds10cc song he then says "I keep your picture upon the wall, it hides a nasty stain that's lying there, so don't you ask me to give it back, I know- you know it doesn't mean that much to me." "mirror" line, I thought for years "whiter shade of pale" Procul Harem,was saying "as the mirror told his tale", thought was great line, but found out is " the miller..." re: Titanic? Ship of fools we're all aboard on this ocean of life.D.R.M.F.
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Date: 6/25/2018 8:39:00 PM
Emptiness is a very painful emotion. You have expressed this so well. The last thought is beautiful "But my heart is still full of you" Memories always remain, no matter what. ~ Maia
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Date: 6/25/2018 6:33:00 PM
It s a really sad and heartfelt write, it s certainly sad to know that when he really need someone in his life, she has left him, a great idea and a great poem, you see that the mistakes isn't of girl, neither it's the boy who is to be blamed, but it's God and it's fate, who has written this story in this way, good luck and have a nice day
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Date: 6/25/2018 4:49:00 PM
I am just wondering if you valued the time it took to empty that pocket? Wink. Great write.
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Date: 6/25/2018 3:29:00 PM
with your generous heart, you will never be caught empty handed, D...enjoyed this!..huggs
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Date: 6/25/2018 10:06:00 AM
This would make a great country song hit. Elaine
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Date: 6/25/2018 9:57:00 AM
It is sad but you write in a very enjoyable form. It has a natural beat to it in my head when i read it.
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Date: 6/25/2018 9:55:00 AM
Ah the age old delemma. Made too many promises he couldn't keep. Said too many words he didn't mean. Now he's paying a price he can't afford. Sad but true. A fine write my friend. Bravo. God Bless, JB
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Date: 6/25/2018 8:55:00 AM
The empty pockets are a great symbol. Enjoyed the lyrics.
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Date: 6/25/2018 8:30:00 AM
This feels familiar is it a repost? I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I too like the use of repetition.
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Date: 6/25/2018 8:26:00 AM
Heartfelt lyrics.... Love is always free..
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Date: 6/25/2018 8:06:00 AM
i like the way it repeats, like the Poe poem anabel lee , I have to learn to do that mine kind of ramble on , prose https://youtu.be/N7ZjYbP6X8Y
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Date: 6/25/2018 7:42:00 AM
Now that you're not at all a bankrupt on the first place.Regards LM.GL.
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Date: 6/25/2018 7:32:00 AM
Great lyrics as always, Lyric Man. When you break promises too often, you will end up with "empty pockets". T.J
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Date: 6/25/2018 7:11:00 AM
This is a songwriter's dream song; I can picture so many artists picking this up and making it a hit. It's a hit with me, by the way and I do not sing.
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Date: 6/25/2018 6:55:00 AM
Melodramatic verses expressing the agony and desperation of a man in love for his darling girlfriend put into amazing verses with grandiose rhymes dear friend, Lyric Man. Exceptional as always!
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Date: 6/25/2018 5:51:00 AM
Melancholy poem..message of emptiness very well sent and received...sad but to the point, Lyric Man.
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Date: 6/25/2018 5:43:00 AM
Your the warlock of poetry when it comes to lyrics of the heart. I have enjoyed your poem this morning have a great day Lyric Man.
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