With the Wind as Your Breath

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Feel the heat
Feel the warmth of the starlight
Glorious is my inheritance

I walk the streets at night and gaze above
Ivory structures hanging from the void

I want to walk this earth like it is mine
I want to run like I am in a dream
I yearn for more
Fearing the dark behind the door

Feel the warmth
Feel the heat of the sunshine
Thunderous is the river’s roar

And yet I’m pinned here in a dim lit room
Sentenced to live with it just out of reach
Cancerous growth inside inactive mind
Pressing against the skull within

I watch it all from deep inside, and wish
To see the flora rise and bloom, unfold
I yearn for more
To live before I open the door

A spark of life
To bring him back around
A spark of life
To pull him off the ground

Stained glass will crack
Pierced by the burning sunrise
The stones will crumble
And we will all fall asleep again
(Feel free to sing along with me on this the second time through)

Breathing smoke
Feel the sear in your breathing lungs
Stepping through the wreckage

The buildings have all crumbled down around
Leaving you free to walk the rubble
A gentle breeze will blow away the smoke
And pave the way for sunshine’s healing ray

And now I walk this earth like it is mine
Running like I am in a dream, dream on
I have it all
No door for me to even consider

A spark of life
To bring him back around
A spark of life
To pull him off the ground

A sign of life
From something not alive
A sign of breath
From crusted, twitching mounds


from A Crown of Ashes, released September 3, 2016



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