I Became Awake Great Lake Swimmers
[G]I became awake,
[C]From a very dark [G]place, [C]a patchwork of [G]fear, [C]of poorly conceived [G]ideas.
[C]With a blister of[G] water, [C]the mark of working [G]hands,
Ready to catch, or cut.
The senses aligned, the animal urgency, and voices picked up,
Flowing over the static, late, quiet.
[Em]OhhH [D]Layyyd [C]aheeee [G]a heee
[G]I became awake.
C G(Same throughout)
Fingers are open, eyes they are open, the firing if images, an orchestra of scribbles.
The guts of an engine, the veins of a leaf, light onto paper, exposed.
A filament in a bulb, up above or in the ground.
Together we are magic, together we are dreaming, together we reach enlessly,
The centre of a seed, so full of possibilities.
I became awake.
I thought I was sleeping, but I was only forming a structure with no ceiling,
With words like a runway, a cloud of a person drifting away.
I was heavy, but now I am light.
I was heavy, but now I am light