When waking to the dawn is within my grasp
I still scream as the nightmares stalk past
My heartbeat frozen, jaws open and choking
The air I breathe slips away too fast
Can you find her hiding?
Which of my desires has not surrounded me
With the echoes of my enemy?
My voice is woven and then it is broken
By the sweet and fickle air I breathe
Can you hear her laughing?
Arrogance collects rent from the mouths of men
My tongue is the sword that slays me and my friends
The words I have spoken drown me in their ocean
They swallow me, the air I breathe lets them
Can you feel her insanity?
Oh courage, my child, while you walk on through
The thorns and storms and wars of youth
Cry out to heaven, your soul shall awaken
By the time the air you breathe leaves you