From A Balance Beam

Bright Eyes

 DA
 There is a man holding a megaphone, so he must have been the voice of God.
 D7G
The bystanders claimed they saw angels flying up and down the block.
Gm(300230)
Well, they must have been attached to wires. I saw one laying in
 BmA
the lawn  with a broken arm,
 ADA
so I called 911. So that is one less founded opinion. One more cause for a dispute.
 D7G
So the street filled, like a basin, up with cameras and their crews
 GmBmA
and they washed away the rumors leaving just the concrete truth. It was a spectacle.
 ADA
No, I mean a miracle. So then I fell like that girl from a balance beam.
 D7GGm
A gymnasium of eyes were all holding on to me. I lifted one foot to cross the other
 BmAA
and I felt myself slipping. It was a small mistake. Sometimes that is all it takes.
 BmGA
    Now I'm staring at my wrist, hoping that the timing is right. When the
 D
planes will align.
 GGm
There will be no planets to align. Just the carcass of the sun
 Gm
and those little painted marbles spinning endless through an endless black sky.

 DDDD

 DA
It was in a foreign hotel's bathtub I baptized myself in change.
 D7G
And one by one I drowned all of the people I had been.
 GmBmA
I emerged to find the parallels were fewer. I was cleansed. I looked in the mirror
 AD
and someone new was there. Still, I was as helpless as a chess piece
 AD7
when I was lifted up by someone's hand and delivered from the corner my
 G
enemies had got me in.
 GmBmA
But in all of my salvation I still felt imprisoned inside that holding cell
 A
that is myself.
 DAD7
So I wait for the day when I'll hear the key as it turns in the lock
 G
and the guard will say to me, "Oh my patient prisoner you have waited for
 Bm
this day        
 AA
and finally you are free! You are free! You are freezing."
 BmGA
Now I'm staring at the sun, waiting for it to explode. Because a day is
 D
gonna come,
 GGm
don't know when but it will come and then we will finally know the way out of here.

 Gm
 And I will throw away this wrinkled map and my chart of stars and compass, cracked.
And I'll climb out that tree all wet with sap to avoid the hungry beasts below.
I'll cut out my love's tongue and sing of a graveyard gray and a garden green and
then we won't have to worry no more. No we won't ever worry again abouthow this song
or story ends about how this song and story will end.

 DDD
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