What you need to know is, I was very young
When they tied me to a rock out at sea.
They told me I was saving everyone,
And at the time it seemed acceptable to me.

They said I was a seed of misfortune
And they piled all their sins on my head.
What you need to know is, I was very young
So I believed every word they said.

When he found me in the darkness,
What I saw were feathers and light.
We were both young then, and all he probably intended
Was to take me home for a night.

I stayed in his room, I had nowhere to go,
And he was kind, so he let me stay.
But all I knew about love was rescue,
So one night he flew away.

Maybe I was the seed of misfortune
If I could scare off the god of love.
But I'd been offered that cup, oh, and who would give up
On something that fell from above?

What you need to know is, when I went to find him,
I found the whole world instead.
That's more of a wonder than feathers and light,
Or the god of love in my bed.

But on the day I found him
(And I am sure he was the same young man)
When I mentioned the rescue and the feathers and light,
He did not understand.

Now, some nights I have a dream
That what was lost is found again,
And I am enfolded by something that wakes me
As happy as I've ever been.

I have seen the curtains swing open;
I have seen that it is all right,
And that I am not the seed of misfortune,
That I am the feathers and light.


Lyrics submitted by RosebudReverie

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