Today a boy outgrew his town
They say his sadness was his sign
It used to happen every day or so they say
He's gonna take it all this time

And everybody feels it
And everybody knows
There are those that have the flame
And then there's those that just want to get close

Today a boy became a man
Because he prepared himself to fail
He escaped one night
Just trying to save his life
I am the hero of this tale

And everybody has seen it
And everybody knows
There are those that have the flame
And then there's those that just want to get close

Please take off your clothes
Give me your hand
Please sleep in my bed
Please understand
I'm gonna lay down the law

Because everybody feels it
And everybody knows
There are those that have the flame
And then there's those that just want to get close

Closer to god
Closer for sure
Close your eyes
And watch me become more
Become more
Become more
Watch me become more

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I Am a Sunflower Lyrics as written by Benny Davis Abner Silver

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    this song gets me. it's amazing. ben lee is an incredible artist.

    you're missing some lyrics, though.

    catherinekson March 05, 2003   Link
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    Boy do I remember this record...

    Corinneon May 23, 2006   Link
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    First Ben Lee song I ever heard, and still my favourite. =]

    tippy_typewriteron July 19, 2007   Link

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