It Fills my Heart Tonight [song lyric]

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Take the time to paint your mind
no matter where you are;
a prison cell or desert space
your palette ready to embrace
the deeper repertoire

For some will try to close you down
to take away your dreams
their pleasure is to use their time
your confidence to undermine.
They work behind the scenes

Shivers in my naked soul
shake my senses through the night
on a ride I can’t control.
Now I see the end in sight

The tightrope-walking life we lead
is balanced on a thread
of shaky old defensive walls
vague and cloudy crystal balls
which strew the path ahead

My path has been a long hard road
I strived to see the light;
but all I saw beyond the spark:
estrangement’s vast unglaring dark —
it fills my heart tonight

Shivers in my naked soul
shake my senses through the night
on a ride I can’t control
now I see the end in sight

Battle comes to those who grasp
the pen to be their sword:
prising open dirty lids
a lonely little latchkey kid
with naught left unexplored

It wasn’t long before I heard
when turning over soil
screams of outraged children grown
mouths with dark resentment foam
(the serpent form uncoiled)

Shivers in my naked soul
shake my senses through the night
on a ride I can’t control
now I see the end in sight

“I cannot make it on my own”
I cry from deep inside;
but then I hear another voice
I realise I have a choice
if I could turn the tide

The turning point to set you on
your self-destructive trail
will come when all have turned their heads
offended by the blaze you spread.
They are your coffin nails

Shivers in my naked soul
shake my senses through the night
on a ride I can’t control
now I see the end in sight

If only they would see your soul
without their thinking primed
to filter out the things you say
which shock them so they back away
and close their ears and eyes

I never found the featherbed
I needed from the start;
I guess that I will have to die
to heal the wounds which underlie
the chambers of my heart

Shivers in my naked soul
shake my senses through the night
on a ride I can’t control
now I see the end in sight

 

© 2011, Alan Morrison

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