With a steady stance and a weighted walk
I set out at dawn in a drought of explanation
And the sun cast shadows, which obscured my face
And my head was pounding for the human race
To find a cause to base my carbon footprint on

I stopped to breathe and I realized that I had to leave
It took half a million years, but I figured out what will not save me
I ran off like a petty thief
Trying to feed my family with finger foods
So fittingly I folded

I dropped to my knees

I declined to ask the time or date or towns I'd passed
I relied instead on all the things that I'd been handed
I met a man and I shook his weathered, hardened hand
I avoided blame as I hid behind my passed down last name
I had a choice to make I had a risk to take
So I drew a line and I set a foot on either side
And I stood as long as it took the battle to be won
The past and future raged along while nature's nurtured privileged pawn
Stood timeless in the parking lot of the local suburban shopping mall

I dropped to my knees and I put my faith in the concrete
And I saw complete as the secret became clear to me
With a spit-shined sheen: alive, prepared for anything
I signed a lease; I am older than I used to be
I got to my feet

With a pregnant pause in the ending I was dreaming of
I'd admit defeat rather than defer to something I can't see
I parked my car in a place that I had been before
I am still the same, but different in so many ways

I dropped to my knees
I am stronger than I used to be
I got to my feet
I am farther than I used to be
I dropped to my knees
I am smarter than I used to be
I got to my feet

The same, the same, but differently

Lyrics submitted by SisterCity

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