Monday, February 18, 2008

Embrace the Stranger

When shadows cloak
Your haunted heart
And daylight fades away
And echoed voices
Call your name
As night becomes the day

The seasons spinning
Ever faster
Years go by again
Who'll be there to
Catch you falling
Time without end?

Bridge (x2):
Your eyes
A window to within
Your new life
Waiting to begin

Such a graceful
Beauty wasted
Such an empty heart
Your hungry skin
It craves the warmth
Of new love from the start

Where is your star-cross'd lover?
Where is your new best friend?
Who will heal
Your broken soul
Who will take your
Hand again?

Bridge (x2):
Your eyes
A window to within
Your new life
Ready to begin

Chorus:
Let go the past
Many miles you've roamed
Embrace the stranger
You're coming home

Coming home...

Your vision clears
Your heart beats softly
The world is still again
I'll be there to
Catch you falling
Time without end

©2008 Todd Downing

Sometimes I would like nothing more than a quiet evening at home, but too often the Muse (that bitch) has other ideas. The music and lyrics sprang all but fully-formed from my pad, pencil and guitar (with capo way the hell up on the neck, minor chords and Tool cadence and everything). Could be the beginning of a new batch of And Tears Fell material, but I'm in no hurry to push it. I find the best stuff comes when you sit back and let lightning strike.

1 comment:

Ali said...

Really like this lightening strike.

Ali :)