I was tied, but now unbound
My head is off the ground
For a long time I was so weary
Tired of the sound, I've heard before,
The gnawing of the night time at the door,
Haunted by the things I've made
Stuck between the burning light and the dust shade.
I said now I used to think the past was dead and gone,
But I was wrong, so wrong, whatever makes you blind
Must make you strong, make you strong,
In my time I've melted into many forms
From the day that I was born, I know that there's no place to hide
Stuck between the burning shade and the fading light,
I was broken, For a long time, but It's over now.

Yes and you, and you,
well you walk these lonely streets that people send, People send.
There are some wounds that just can't mend, I do pretend, pretend,
I am free from all the things that take my friends
But I will stand here till the end, I know that I can take the moon,
In between the burning shade and the fading light
I was broken, for a long time, but It's over now
I was broken, for a long time, but It's over now.


Lyrics submitted by lassiecewis


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    General CommentThis is such a stunning song... a wonderful loss/breakup song, acknowledging the pain one feels and the scars one will carry, but ending in an uplifting crescendo celebrating defiance and strength in face of the loss, and the confidence and courage to go on with life, and "take the moon."
    Thanks for sharing the lyrics lassiecewis, and thanks to Foster for making this song--it's been an anthem for me during a difficult time, and always leaves me grinning, all the stronger for it.
    kawithakayon December 27, 2011   Link

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