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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesdays Are For Inspiration


I get a lot of inspiration from my friend Grace.
Which, in turn, means I get a lot of inspiration from Sleeping At Last.
She sent me this song the other day after we had a conversation that involved me saying,
"this plan... I just don't want to be reckless..."


She responded with this:
Time's running out, it's always running out on me,
and every road I've discovered disappears under my feet-
Some call it reckless, I call it breathing.

Well, you can't argue with Grace.

This song is about the horrible/wonderful fight that is creating something, becoming something.
There's no promise, no guarantee of winning or success.
But, "if it's all broken mirrors and a chance roll of the the dice,
then I'll risk everything for a glimpse of accidental light."

The song is at the top.
The lyrics are here at the bottom.


on your mark, get set...
a million miles past the finish line
my heels lift
at this imaginary starting line.
the trigger slips;
my heart was racing well before it’s time.
time’s running out, it’s always running out on me,
as the road up ahead disappears.
though it’s all been said,
and this empty dictionary is all that’s left,
i’ll try to change the world in a single word.
my hands are shaking, ready or not.
invisible ink well it’s all i’ve got.
so i’ll concentrate and pick from these barren trees.
time’s running out, it’s always running out on me,
and every road i discover disappears under my feet-
some call it reckless, some call it breathing.
have i said too much or not enough?
is it overkill or is it giving up,
to measure out the distance of an echo’s reach?
if it's all broken mirrors and a chance roll of the dice,
then i'll risk everything for a glimpse of accidental light.
time’s running out, it’s always running out on me,
and every road i’ve discovered disappears under my feet -
some call it reckless, i call it breathing.
(Accidental Light - Sleeping At Last)
For the whole story on "Accidental Light", read this blog by Sleeping At Last

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