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Mittens frozen in this cold town,

But I’m on my way to believing.

Melted down to hear that sound,

beneath me that spells what I’m achieving.

Blue lines flow out of one little cloud,

Lines or stripes that I’ve earned respectively.

Sewn by angels to tame the lion from being proud,

Pray for a ballad to pose we learn perpetually.

 

I recall a time I paced slowly through this city,

looking at my hand seeing a small one in mine.

She asked me, “Do you think that I’m pretty?”

I said, “As I, your father, you will do just fine.”

“Is fine enough for this city?” was her follow,

she was early on, bless her for not understanding.

I answered, “Be fine enough to leave this city like the swallows,”

“See the beauty within you, and soar out to outstanding.”

 

Early on, when children knew the universe,

silver was diamond and diamond was divine.

Early on, when age was the only curse,

blindness became light, adolescence reached to refine.

We sing, we dance, we come to believe,

into another day where these things strip us naked.

Coats of sin, blasphemy, sorrow we once wore and received,

we’re stripped down to His beauty we once thought was jaded.

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Honey, I’m just unwell.

Torn away from the times does it to me.

Away from the fools of the night,

dancing around the fire of the dawn.

Rescued from the abyss of the unknown.

Although I could see fine in the water.

Honey, I’m just unwell.

Torn away from the times does it to me.

Left at the street corner with no symphony,

I own only a pencil and recycled paper.

Where is the passion from the ashes?

They lied, I see no golden ashes of a Phoenix.

Honey, I’m just unwell.

Torn away from the times does it to me.

I miss yelling at my boss from behind the glass.

Let me go, just long enough to smell the grass.

I want to bathe in the dusk before the bell rings.

And if you’d meet me half way,

you’d realize how old we really are.

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