Mending the Broken Wing

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Let's get this out-of-the-way
Any petty differences I disavow
Like keeping them makes me a better man somehow
Im shaking off everything that was said
and leaving it all behind when I turn at the riverbend

Giving to the world when it's only taken away
Trying to live everyday by
Greeting uncertainty

Like an old friend
Bearing lessons from a foreign land
The only thing I seek
Is resounding inner peace
From the chorus that's inside my head

So then
My friend
Where does that leave us?
I have no quarrel with you
I have no reason to fuss
Remove the thorns from my side
And shake my hand in blood
I'll look past that billow of smoke
From your lungs for the sake of moving on
So then
My friend
Is that all you're capable of?
I think you're selling yourself short
Before you've even begun
If this is some kind of race
Then I guess that you've already won
There's no point in trying to prove myself
To those who trade acceptance for their thoughts

Your actions speak louder than the words on your shirt
When you remove the fabric is the message still heard

Please understand that this is more
Than simple expression or simple rhetoric.
Rather this is a place inside my head
Where the lotus grows and the candle burns.
This is a solitary space
Where I can face
and rearrange everything back into place.
Due to all the things that cause me to fall from my grace.
I ask not Not to rebuild the bridge but rather lessen the hate.

Constantly searching
Constantly losing
For just one second I'd like to think
We can all reach out to greater things
Tune out our screaming
Start livin' for something
Something beyond what we see
take control and unfold reality

These are my final words at heart
and now that they’re said I’ll let live and move on

Restore and see
we face much greater things


from And Still I Rise, released May 5, 2017



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