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While The World Turns To Sand

The last of the hopeful
A dying breed
Fell down from the sky
Crash-landed in the street
The people gathered slowly
Staring eyes that do not see
As he struggled to his feet
Raised his eyes
And began to speak
He said, “Heaven is right here
For those who dare to take it
An open door and you can make it
If you’re able to believe
But the world has made you blind
To the best things in this life
And you can follow me, but if not-
This is goodbye.”

He said, “You lost me
And I don’t know where I am
But while the world turns to sand
I still see green.
I thought I’d broken
‘Cause I stopped feeling the pain
But a lightly falling rain
Upon my skin
Was all I needed.”

Silently she lays
A lover set in stone
Empty, cold, and sorrowful
She walks this world alone
Then something stirs within her
She can feel it deep in her bones
There’s something more to this one
Who has nowhere else he can call home
They both know what it is
This warmth inside is love
Feels better than any drug
But she’s pushing it away
He’ll be leaving with a sigh
And something burning in his eyes
‘Cause it wasn’t “I’ll see you girl”
It was goodbye

He said, “You lost me
And I don’t know where I am
But while the world turns to sand
I still see green.
I thought I’d broken
‘Cause I stopped feeling the pain
But a lightly falling rain
Upon my skin
Was all I needed.”

When silver moonbeams fill the sky
And tomorrow marches near
When clouds fall down and mountains rise
And fire burns the air
When emptiness, it fills your heart
And silence is all you hear
When it’s time to say your last goodbyes
You’d better know now who you want near

He said, “You lost me
And I don’t know where I am
But while the world turns to sand
I still see green.
I thought I’d broken
‘Cause I stopped feeling the pain
But a lightly falling rain
Upon my skin
Was all I needed.”

© Colin Cotter (2012)