Wide Eyed

Album: Centipede Hz (2012)
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  • Guiding her into dream time
    Following lights in her eyes
    This living behind's got her frightened
    So I'm here and I'm working all night

    How is she not breaking down?
    Oh God I feel her shaking
    Try as I might to provide her light
    In the end it's she who's breaking

    I'm holding the choice as she grows life from it's stem
    Is it better to say not now when I'm trying learn: yes?
    I'm dreaming of bouncing feet and your motherly smile
    But when you're sleeping so far away I can't feel what's inside

    How am I still holding on?
    Oh God I hope I am holding
    She'll try and describe what my strength provides but I fear my strength is failing

    If I could change my mind
    I would change

    What's the change for the better
    For a child who learns not to cry?
    And to the boy who relies on his anger:
    You'll survive but you won't feel exchange

    And why all these doubts?
    And what are all these doubts?
    I see in her eyes that I'm holding her fine but all I'm hearing is doubts

    Even as water's crushing over my head
    And the rhythm that I would slow is picking up it's pace
    I'm learning from older shames as I'm watching them die
    And I'm still hoping to see her smile in the morning when we wake

    Now that I am waking up
    Oh God I hope I am waking
    Though I'm overwhelmed at times I find that I'm less afraid of change

    Change all the time

    I'm still finding what's sure
    And not getting lost in my mind
    I know I can try

    Needing my own
    But still
    Getting lost in her eyes
    And hoping it's time

    Wide eyed
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