Album: Nearly Human (1989)
  • Whenever I
    I close my eyes
    Then I don't mind being the way I am
    But whenever I try
    Explaining why
    I know I never can
    Now that it's
    Gone, paths I used to travel
    Gone, things I used to handle
    Gone, once I had a choice what to be
    But then god kissed me
    And I lost it when I fainted in his arms
    Have pity on me brother
    I'm trapped behind the mirror
    I'm out here on the border
    Wondering why
    Why was it I?
    Maybe my mind wouldn't have come this way
    If I'd taken my time
    Answers only unwind
    When you can't look away
    Maybe 'cause
    I want the secret broken
    I want the casket open
    I need to see what no eyes can see
    And when god kissed me
    Then I dreamed them when I fainted in her arms
    Now I've got to go on sleeping
    Lean in a little closer
    And I'll tell you what I'm dreaming
    I'll tell you what I'm dreaming
    I see time without beginning
    Space without an ending
    I see bodies strong and running
    With minds not comprehending
    Have pity on your brother
    Please have pity on your sister
    Take pity on each other
    And on every living creature
    Whenever I
    Open my eyes
    I can't believe it's real
    It's a jungle outside
    People just survive
    They can't reach the high ideal
    But I
    Know if I can't recover, at least I
    Know, I know the book from cover to cover, and who
    Knows, I might dream forever
    Since I've met the world's greatest lover
    When god kissed me
    And I knew it when I fainted in his arms
    Let's dream together people Writer/s: TODD RUNDGREN
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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