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The Ladder Song - Words And Music by Bright Eyes

On the Edge by lesley-oldaker

No one knows where the ladder goes
You're going to lose what you love the most
You're not alone in anything
You're not unique in dying
Feel a strange day every now and then
Fall asleep reading science fiction
I want to fly in your silver ship
Let Jesus hang and Buddha sit
It's on now
The days are long now
The ups and the sundowns
And a twisting mind
If I got to go first
I'll do it on my terms
I'm tired of traitors always changing sides
They were friends of mine

Don't hang around as the promise breaks
You'll be there when the next one's made
Kiss the feet of a charlatan
Some imagined freedom
All the rest is predictable
You can say you're the first to know
Bought a mantra to concentrate
Car alarm or hissing snake
I know now
How it's gonna turn now
You got to calm down
Or I'll lose my place
Got to get to the center
Got to get to the concert
Run off with a dancer
Going to celebrate

Welcome the new age
Covered in warrior paint
Lights from the jungle to the sky
See now, a star's born
Looks just like a blood orange
Don't it just make you want to cry
Precious friend of mine?

Well, I know when it's finally done
This whole life's a hallucination
You're not alone in anything
You're not alone in trying 
To be

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themetalsoldier Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Heart Waaaah! 
Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DeevElliott Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
To be human...
ArikaRinkishika Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   Writer
Just wow!!


Beautiful and heartfelt words!


Thanks for showing them off to us!


:bighug: REVAMP 
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
what a great journal!! :dance:
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