Lyrics – Turn Away

{ words & music by Simon Spire }


I dreamed I saw your face in another place

And all our words lit the sky

And on them we could fly

 

We found a burning light

And saw beyond any horizon we had ever known

And it had just begun

 

And all our chains lay shattered far behind, out of sight

*

Why’d we have to throw it away?

Why’d we have to throw it away?

Why’d we bust our way through the gates, just to turn away?

*

We saw a scarlet bird

And then a second and we soared as we watched them dance

Then – gasp –

 

They grew twice our size and, scared,

I pushed you safe behind

And wrestled with magnificence

And battled innocence

 

We fled and tripped and fell our way back down, to the ground

*

Why’d we have to throw it away?

Why’d we have to throw it away?

Why’d we bust our way through the gates, just to turn away?

*

Why’d we have to burn alive the only thing that ever shined?

*

I dreamed I saw a world

Where freedom rose above the shadows of our history

And all were listening

 

To stories of the chosen ones

And how it had begun

With throwing off the shackles then refusing to pretend

And all the walls to which we once had bowed, hit the ground

*

Why’d we have to throw it away?

Why’d we have to throw it away?

Why’d we bust our way through the gates, just to turn away?

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