"Don't Lose Yourself" as written by and Jose Saramago Laura Veirs....
I felt my vocal chords weakening
I felt my concave thoughts
I felt my voluntary blindness
for staring straight into the sun
the romantic air of your eye patch
called me across the room
I clung there and danced with your silent
admired your divine tattoos

we slept in the shadow of a cedar tree
we made love on the rolling tide
we smelled the perfume of the waxing moon
we dreamt of all friendships kind
we touched the blood of the black cat
we pet the mammoth dog of tears
in the flickering light we were laughing:
"necessity conquers fear!"

don't lose yourself
don't let yourself be lost...

dreaming we were stones in black stillness
dreaming of the death of the sun
waking to a world of white blindness
painted eyes of the holy one
the death of the world was upon us
and the discipline of the wind
we see less and less all the time, dear
just look at this mess we are in

don't lose yourself,
don't let yourself be lost!...

staring at the entrance to the mine
I prayed for your wounds to close
tiger ointment and a cosmic collision
and the crucifixion of the rose
don't lose yourself, don't lose yourself...

don't lose yourself,
don't let yourself be lost...


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"Don't Lose Yourself" as written by Laura Veirs Jose Saramago

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    General CommentThis song is absolutely amazing, I love it.
    perfectly_flawed26on July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the lyrics to this song! It's is so awesome.
    ecstacion September 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhoa! I love this song. Has anyone here read the book "Blindness"?? I'm pretty sure this song is somewhat based off of it. I mean, it's weird cause some of the lines seem to have nothing to do with it, but there are many that seem to be straight from it. such as "the romantic air of your eyepatch called me across the room" "Neccesity conquers fear" (which i think is a direct quote from the book) "Dreaming we were stones" "waking to a world of white blindness" "painted eyes of the holy one". Sorry, I'm sure this doesn't make any sense if you haven't read the book, but i thought i would point them out.
    And what an odd day for me to find this song, because it's the release day of the movie Blindness.
    NiQon October 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsorry, I had to add this. I was looking through the book(blindness) at quotes i underlined, and i came across this one: "Don’t lose yourself, don’t let yourself be lost, he said, and these were unexpected, enigmatic words that didn’t seem to fit the occasion. "


    BAM! Laura Veirs owns, cause she can take something like that book that has a totally different vibe and create something new and almost entirely different from it.
    NiQon October 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat find NiQ! I am really curious about that book/movie now!
    MNTwinsfanon May 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti wasn't a huge fan of the film, simply because it seemed so much more could have been done with such a thought provoking theme. but i imagine the book was good. i didn't actually know there was one, so thank you for that :)
    these lyrics are beautiful, though. i think the entire concept is interesting in itself. and though i've never read the book, it seems like she's probably used some of the ideas and such to create her own story.
    TheWrongGirlon December 13, 2009   Link

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