And Again

Photo by Jack Leishman
Photo by Jack Leishman

And Again

Again I break, my need dissolving my pride
Again I spill, my hurt streaming, streaming wide
Again I die, letting all the goodbyes tear open my sky
Again I whisper and again I roar
Swimming through the dreamy door
And again I join what’s above with what’s below
And again I recognize the One behind the show


Again I fall, chained to my lies
Again I rise, filled with blazing night and newborn cries
Again I pump up my will, gunning for the holy thrill
Again I wake, letting go of both hope and despair
No longer seeking something better to wear
And again I join what’s above with what’s below
And again I recognize the One appearing as the show


Again I reach through the darkness shining wild
Again I rock in the cradle of Eternity’s child
Again I die, releasing all that I took to be mine
Again I howl, prowling through forests of palm and pine
One hand on a spear, the other on my fear
And again I join what’s above with what’s below
And again I recognize the One behind the show


Again I gaze from one eye, my broken body aglow
Again I drop my sword, watching my blood cut rivers in the snow
Again I beat a sweating drum, urging you to leave your mind
Again I disappear without leaving anything behind
And again I join what’s above with what’s below
And again I recognize the One appearing as the show


Again I smile, touching what’s always touched me
Again I dance in the fire, burning free
Again I remember to not turn away from my wounds
Again I rebuild the temple, rising from my ruins
And again I join what’s above with what’s below
And again I recognize the One behind the show


Again I break and taste the final goodbye
Again I ride a wave of everlasting sky
Again I fall and forget the Sacred Call
And again I remember and again I include it all
And again here we are, in the flesh yet unborn
Lovers with both the calm and the storm
And again I join what’s above with what’s below
And again I recognize the One beyond the show


Lyrics written by Robert Augustus Masters/Music composed by Diane Bardwell

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