By Carolyn Arends The prayers that we pray in foxholes and funerals The songs that we sing in delivery rooms The questions we ask when nobody's listening But the man in the moon The way our hearts beat - faced with a sunrise Like maybe they know something we don't But it's all in code and we can't decode it Or maybe we won't
Chorus: Do we dare pay attention, dare even mention The mystery we find ourselves caught in And do we dare to remember All that we have forgotten
Each breath that we take - we take for granted So if there are clues we remain unaware All the days of our lives burn down like matches Vanish into thin air But there are dreams that we dream when we least expect them And memories that come like unbidden tears All the things we believed when we were still children It's been so many years
We are battered and torn from the day we are born In a world that has blinded and bound us Is it any surprise we don't open our eyes To the truth that's disguised all around us
Like the secrets we keep we don't know we're keeping From before there was time, before there were lies Can we find you again this far from the garden? Do we dare even try?
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