beautiful

strange sad rhythm running round my brain
long, elusive mystery of who I'm supposed to be
following as a shadow, passed over, passed by
trying to walk away, wanting to walk alone
wandering through the silence of invisibility
heart tripping over the tracks I make on my own

but then somehow there's a turn of phrase
moments passing cease and the world is still
seeing nothing but seeing straight to you
find the voice to call out

and it's so beautiful
to know that more than darkness knows my name
can't contain the feeling in this shell
even if joy is this fragile, butterfly wings
open hand, take to flight
the future opens like a feeling I didn't know I had

strange sad rhythm chasing round my brain
echoing voices of every mistake I've ever made
moving without a sound, no one, not here
wanting to forget, longing to remember
stumbling down the blocks of the city
trying to claim a corner of some peace

but an unexpected turn breaks my path
the instant fractures and the rain reverses course
blinded by these words, deafening daylight
find the strength to reach out

and it's so beautiful
to hear more than the darkness speak my name
can't contain the feeling in this shell
even if joy is this fragile, butterfly wings
open hand, take to flight
the day opens like a dream that doesn't have to end

it's so beautiful
belonging is a place for which I never knew the name
can't contain the thought of not being alone
even if the moment is so fragile, butterfly wings
I'll keep them safe in my heart, locked away but free
opened eyes, taking flight . . .

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