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one light on
in the Ivory Tower
a heart on a roof
for night to reveal
 
one  heartache
has turned to two
i'm up on my ledge
with nothing to do
 
i've no one to watch 
when the world goes to sleep 
i cherish the black
and its white yellow sparks
 
don't know if it comes
by land or by sea
but that's all a lie
soldiers die mothers weep
 
i'm spilling my soul 
into white into rain
but no one will see
till the world's black again
 
paint it black paint it black 
where the soul finds relief
in unveiling itself
till the West meets the East
 
West meets the East
and bursts forth in South
where heart is my country
bloody pounding and proud
 
my soul is a safe
trying to hold water 
a fence in the ocean 
a lover a daughter
 
blue's what crave 
vibrant shocks of the sky
graceful murmurs of azure
beauty never denied
 
but time strips you of youth
it robs you of sight
those who love you protest
but reflections don't lie
 
i'm stealing last ink
from this sky of night
bluer are blues
whiter is white
 
blue follows me here
it haunts me it seems
i crave what i want
destitute luxury  
 
both sides of the coin
are showing tonight 
the soul needs transport
it has to take flight
 
Someone's stayed up all night
He's polished the water
to make you see clearer
the mother the daughter 
 
so beauty weighs
with heavier things
at odds with warriors
superior to kings
 
your love has seen through me
it knows where i end
and spirit takes over
the lover the friend
 
you twist words of hope
as God formed the clay
and cloak your great light
...God save us
 
it's revelation to me
but your life has no time
so you leave it for strangers
texture for blind
 
you're tangled around
the same net that i'm in
though it's made of pure silver
it's bound to offend
 
you talk me down
bring me in from the ledge
to brighter to clearer
but i'm still on the edge
 
 
Fugitive Hours
 
 



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