Two Songs Revised, with Music

Here are two songs about the same woman, with revised lyrics below.

Part of a Bigger Plan

was written last week.

The Dark Inside

was written four years ago.

In the new one, she is speaking through me. In the older one, I am talking about her.

Which one do you think portrays her best?

Part of a Bigger Plan (2012)

You never had no money

You never had it good

You always lacked for something

Understand, it’s understood.

I waited diner tables,

Smoked on breaks out in the back,

Left my family for the high life

Dope made up for what I lacked.


Take the high road, honey

Hold back nothing since you can

Live to die my baby

It’s just part of a bigger plan

It’s just part of a bigger plan

We met one night in winter

You bought me coffee at the bar

I might’ve looked a little deeper,

But I couldn’t see that far

We made love until the sunrise

You had your whiskey; I just drank

Nothing kept us from running

Except that empty gas tank


This city suffocates the spirit

Unholy silence is so cruel

I am more lonely with you

Than when I’m alone and blue

So don’t come round here no more

I can’t take this nightly death

Steal somebody else’s soul, now

Leave me my last breath


AND here’s the other song:

The Dark Inside (2008)

Alabaster skin, eyes that tear like rain

Silky light brown hair, drugs to kill the pain

Insight, bittersweet, laughter hiding sorrow

Sharp wit, sharp tongue, contempt for tomorrow


They won’t say how you died

Don’t think anybody cried

There were no tears for you

Nothing we could do, nothing we could do

Strangers slept with you, shot you up with cocaine

You shot up your friends too, if they could be called friends

You seemed alright to me, smiled and ran for cover

Tender anguished heart, empty eyes, absent lover


You died at twenty-eight

You almost couldn’t wait

Don’t think anybody cried

But we knew the dark inside, the dark inside

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