On the Stairs [song lyrics]

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Here I stand with my feet on the ground
Working out when to go
up the stairway which seems heaven-bound.
(Doubting). How do we know?

Looking up all those stairs to the sky
Silhouettes fill my view.
They’re the ones who’ve received my goodbye;
one of them has been you.

Refrain:
On these long moving
stairs I’ve been grooving
with no words to prove or rephrase.
Now that you’re here are you
being sincere ’cause you bring
all your cruel yesterdays

Trippin’ up to the third from the top
on the stairs we once shared.
You appeared with your jade aftershock
There was I unprepared.

You up on 2 now here’s me stuck on 3
Pull me up with your hand.
I’ve been wandering round vagrantly
caught in some blue hinterland.

Vocal bridge:
That’s just a dream
‘Cause you don’t want to be
where the heat makes a mark on your skin.
So I tread time on
this staircase of mine
while I wait for the flames to begin.

Now I stand with my gun here on show
Spinning chamber of one.
In the stairwell, a lifetime below:
ancient ladders and rungs.

There’s a place on the edge of the sun
where the heat meets the light.
If these stairs to the stars can be strung
they’ll bring day to our night.

Refrain:
On these long moving
stairs I’ve been grooving
with no words to prove or rephrase.
Now that you’re here are you
being sincere ’cause you bring
all your cruel yesterdays.
.
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© Alan Morrison, 2013

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