I look from the tower. I look and I see you building your walls. I reach for the flower. I stretch and I stretch but its just too far. It seems I'm chained to this imagery, It seems I'll change too, I'm energy. Don't call me a coward. Don't pretend that you know a thing about me. I'm lacking the power. I'm lacking the strength to prove you wrong. But it won't last, I promise you. I'm coming up fast, you know it's true. I'm building the power. I'm finding the strength, I'm pulling through. These chains, I'll melt them, I'm fire. I've changed from all my desire.
I won't apologize for my intrusions. It seems I suffer from delusions. I see only in illusions. But because of this, I'm clued in. A curse, I'm glued in. Light bends differently in the shape of things. I don't have to squint to see. I try my best, but don't claim to be. I see your best, but still you blame me. So run away, find your shade, waste away. I'll stay and play, just for fun, everyday. (We dance, up and down the road its winding. We glance, into the open sky its blinding.) All day, everyday. All day, everyday I'll stay and play. (And though you hide, the sun, it's light will find and guide me.)
I hear the wind blow in the trees above my head. It whispers so low, I swear it only whispers to me. Its while I'm at home that I hear the muses singing to me. Its while I'm at home that I hear so clear I often lose sleep. The sounds are so loud in the city where I sleep every night. The sounds they drone out every thought that seems to pop in my head. These thoughts get washed out by the lights and night, its so misleading. The stars in my eyes are only streetlights and they're stealing. You used to inspire, but now that's expired. Now there's only ashes where there once was a fire. I once was that fire, but now that's expired. Now there's only ashes where there once was desire. I feel the wind blow, so cold I feel it deep in my bones. Its all that I know when it makes my heart beat, beat oh so slow. I hear the wind scream, but no one else seems to believe me. I think it hears me so I listen and I patiently wait to speak.
I've been distracted by the moon. She smiles at me and I begin to swoon. All day long I wish she would light my way, everyday. I hunger for the night. That's when I see her shining bright. I've been reminded of the moon. You might think me crazy, perhaps a lunatic. But don't call me crazy, or I might lose it. I hunger for the night, that's when I see her shining bright.
I've got a warped kind of mind, that you won't understand.
It spoke to me, falling up the branches of the trees. The smoke released, the flames that saved me. I followed the recipe. It called for the salts of the sea. And now I see, that the Earth can save me. I followed the stream, to a place that's only in my dreams. And now I see, that the stars will save me. So now I reach up to the sky. And I will wait for the stars to align. But I don't wanna have to wait and lose my time. 'Cause I can't carry all this weight, and this weight and it ain't all mine. I began to breathe. First it brought me up then it brought me back down. And all at once, all these colors, they turned to sound. And all that was precious, it was all around. The air I breathe, it comes from the clouds and the mountain peaks. Now please believe every word that I'm singing. And when it rains, we let the orchestra play. But I don't wanna have to wait and lose my time. 'Cause I can't carry all this weight, and this weight it ain't all mine. I promise I can levitate and leave this ground. And I promise I won't hesitate. And I won't make a sound.
I don't know why I try. When I see you close your mind. I'll hunt you down in time. I don't want to change your mind. I just want to see you eye to eye. You find your way to the fight. You think inside, you know what's right. You'll be stubborn to the bone. You may find yourself alone. I'm just trying bring you back home. And I can't take that I can't tell you, what you mean to me. The ice will break and I will fall through, and I will need your help to breathe. I don't know why I fight. Inside I think I know what's right. I'll be stubborn to the bone, but I won't be alone. I'm just trying to find my way back home. And I can't take that I can't tell you, what you mean to me. The ice will break and I will fall through, and I will need your help to breathe.
I learned from the northern lights, they give me sound and give me sight. I just don't know who they belong to. The ravens used to speak like us. Questions of what is to come, but we've grown annoyed of the whole truth. And we don't know where they have gone to. Accordions and elders serve as our records for. We'll dance until the night turns day. Jolene help us find our way. Please don't take our lives, with your beauty, your words, your pride. Black and white. White and red. I wish these words came from my head.