I am closer to believing
Than I ever was before
On the crest of this elation
Must I crash upon the shore
And with the driftwood of acquaintance
Light the fire to love once more
I am wind blown... I am times.

To be closer to believing
To be just a breath away
On the death of inspiration
I would buy back yesterday
But there's no crueller illusion
There's no sharper coin to pay
As I reach out... it slips away.

From the opium of custom
To the ledges of extremes
Don't believe it till you've held it
Life is seldom what it seems
But lay your head upon the table
And in the shuffling of dreams
Remember who on earth you are.

I need me
You need you
We want us.

But of course you know I live you
Or what else I am here for
Only you not face to face
But side by side for evermore
And I need to be here with you
For without you what am I
Just another fool out searching
For some heaven in the sky
Take me closer to believing
Take me forward lead me on
Through collision and confusion
While there's life beneath the sun
You are the reason I continue
So near for so long
So close yet so far awy

I need me
You need you
We want us to live forever
Don't let the curtain fall
Measure after measure
Of writing on the wall
That burns so brightly
It blinds us all

I need me
You need you
We want us to be together
On Sundays in the rain
Closer than forever
Against or with the grain
To ride the storms of love again.

So be closer to believing
Though your world is torn apart
For a moment changes all things
And to end is but to start
And if your journey's unrewarded
May your God lift up your heart
You are wind blown
Bur you are mine.

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    General CommentA very beautiful song about love and how its something inside us which needs something, or someone, from outside us to complete it. The longing is something which belongs to our humanity, the will to be, to express, to understand and importantly, to share. Like children we need love. We grow and often forget this, made numb by the "opium of custom", falling into the habits we then call us and sometimes our need to know ourselves takes us to "the ledges of extremes" which can distance us. Because sharing ourselves is an important part of knowing ourselves when the whole world is sitting on the ledges of extremes, full of strangers in a strange land, it's the lonely place we see today. To dream and share the dreams of others, the child in others: "unless you become like a little child you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven"; and guess what, it's inside you.
    NWNmoonon November 23, 2015   Link

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