Sometimes I don't feel quite myself here
Sometimes I don't feel like it's my home
I would like to be a place where i'm free to play
A place I call my own

Sometimes I feel like I'm trapped in a spider's web
And each thread is in itself a problem
So I try to break free, untangled
But i'm back to where I started from

Oh, if only I were a butterfly
I would fly so high
Right past the sky
And let go my fears
Let go of my despairs
I leave them to the air
Without a care

I walk alone in the dark
I wander through the night
I lie to look up high
To see the starry sky
It gives me strength to know
There's peace somewhere up there
So quiet, so undisturbed

I'm mystified
In my bed I lie awake
And I'm dreaming of that land
So far away from me
It makes me want to cry
pray for the day for i die

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    General Commentpritty
    kandy_kisses627on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so self-explanatory. It's sad and beautiful at the same time.
    sonatinaon August 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, the medaphores she uses are amazing
    Wannacrackeron January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm suprised hardly anyone has commented on this song. I can relate to this song almost all the time so it means a lot to me. It hurts when I listen to it but i can't help it because it all so helps to heal. This song is beautiful adn amazing and like sonatina said it is self-explainatory
    moondreamer7on November 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song and i love immi and this song makes me sad because it reminds me of a person i knew who just died in a car accident but im kinda realising that shes in a better place now with ALL her immi albums :) RIP My friend :(
    ImogenHeap9on September 29, 2010   Link

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