Monday, May 17, 2010

Waiting in the wings
Your courage sings before you falter
It's just another way to say what's there
But never shows.
It's just another day to lay
Your sins before the altar.
And where it's going to end this time around
Nobody knows.

Every time it seems that you
Have gained an understanding
Those devils at your heels reach up and try
To tip the scales.
Waking from a dream
You see it's all been done without you.
And every vain attempt to make it stay
Is destined to fail.

Fury rages through your restless days
Shades of time that's gone before
Empty cages where the prisoner plays
'Til the door swings closed behind for evermore...
Evermore...
Evermore...

Long before we come
Of age we yearn to leave the garden
And wrestle with a myth
The hand of fate has faintly drawn.
But somewhere on the way
We feel our hearts begin to harden
And see just as we learn to turn around
The garden is gone.

Fury rages through your restless days
Shades of time that's gone before
Empty cages where the prisoner plays
'Til the door swings closed behind for evermore...
Evermore...
Evermore...

Evermore...
Evermore...

3 comments:

Sher said...

Is this your composition?

Shayne said...

I wish it were. It's called "Empty Cages" by Dan Fogelberg. It's the second to last track on my favorite all time LP, "The Innocent Age."

Although I will never, ever be as incredibly gifted as he was, I will say that most of my original compositions have been confused with his But nowhere near as good). I think he left an indelible mark on me.

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful lyrics!! They are moving!!

Keep in touch!

This is Nancy from Israeli Uncensored News