Underground, Understand, I Understate

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Underground, Understand, I Understate

I watched us come up through a crack set in the floor.

It seems familiar, though I’ve not been here before.

Play the martyr,

Say “It’s harder than you think

Wait till the water’s right,

Step out and you will sink.”

But it feels like there’s something missing here.

The light’s right, but I’m still full of fear.

It feels like I’m a stranger in your land

I will never understand…

Being plagued with my fear of falling leaves

My whole being’s crying, “Please, let me out!”

Now I’m longing for the ride to take me home.

But you say I’ll never be alone when I’m with You.

It comes, it comes to wipe the dawn away.

Awaken all you sleepers.

See time shot dead by light’s gold arrows,

Still I cannot understand


from When Dawn Breaks, track released March 30, 2012



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