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CASTLES OUT OF SAND

Tempting: Another place-another time, is it really real?
In asking for the answer do you lose the way you feel
Standing by the sea-side as the sun sinks slowly down
Senses swirling-you are lost in the sight and sound
                 No one sees the pain behind your eyes
                 You build your castles out of sand
                 Piece by piece and by your hands
                 Just to watch it crumble at your feet

Thinking: Another word-another song, just to get along
In answering the question do the words all come out wrong
Standing by the way-side as the world passes slowly by
Fighting for some notion that may lead you to the “why”
                  No one sees the anger in your heart
                  You build your castles out of sand
                  Dream of conquering this land
                  Just to watch it crumble at your feet

Changing: Another dream-another dream, are they still the same
In standing silent do you refuse to play the tired game
Shuffling uneasy side-to-side as the time draws near
Wondering as the stars come out is the tension really fear
                 No one sees the person you could be
                 You build your castles out of sand
                 Piece by piece and by your hands
                 Do you have the strength to walk away

 

(c) By Ian Shires 2/10/90

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