Closer To Believing

Album: Works, Volume 1 (1977)
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  • I am closer to believing than I ever was before.
    On the crest of this elation must I crash upon the shore,
    And with the driftwood of acquaintance light the fires to love once more?
    I am windblown, I am times.

    To be closer to believing, to be just a breath away,
    On the death of inspiration I would buy back yesterday.
    But there?s no crueler illusion, there?s no sharper coin to pay,
    As I reach out, it slips away.

    From the opium of custom to the ledges of extremes,
    Don?t believe it ?till you?ve held it, life is seldom what it seems.
    Lay your heart upon the table and in the shuffling of dreams,
    Remember who on earth you are

    I need me.
    You need you.
    We want us.

    But of course you know I love you for what else am I here for?
    Only you, not face to face, but side by side, forever more.
    And I need to be here with you, for without you what am I?
    Just another fool out searching for some heaven in the sky.
    Take me closer to believing, take me forward, lead me on,
    Through collision and confusion, while there?s life beneath the sun.
    You are the reason I continue, so near for so long,
    So close, yet so far away.

    I need me.
    You need you.
    We want us to live forever, don?t let the curtain fall.
    Measure after measure of writing on the wall.
    That burns so brightly it blinds us all.

    I need me.
    You need you.
    We want us to be together, on Sundays in the rain.
    Closer and forever, against or with the grain.
    To ride the stars of love again.

    So be closer to believing, though your world is torn apart,
    For a moment changes all things and to end is but to start,
    If your journey?s unrewarded, may your God lift up your heart,
    You are windblown, but you are mine.
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