My breath has been replaced with lead
And I’ve a soul that now is nearly dead
And a heart that for too long has bled
On the field of raging war inside.
No one sees the battles every day
Where each side claws to keep their foe at bay
But I can feel the casualties, in that same way
You know that someone dear to you has died.
But I am forced to hope it’s not so sad
That maybe there’s freedom to be had
And it won’t just leave two sides half mad
Wondering who can be right when both sides lied.
I hear you early in your morning
When it is still my night;
Your day, just beginning,
While I’m still enjoying moonlight.
When the sun at last peers through the window,
It will find me sleeping, turned away
Someplace far where it can’t go;
Thus begins my day!
And there I hunker down and hide
Until it’s safely noon,
So that time will soon be satisfied
And once again give me the moon.
And then at last I live again —
Until the sun decides to end the show;
And my moon leaves me in the end,
Just like every one I know.
I’m the one who is there
When no one is around.
When all is cloaked in darkness —
Then, I can shine;
When all is draped in sadness —
Then, I am fine.
When all of life is unfair
And we spiral towards the ground:
Then, do I dare
To look up towards the clouds.
Old friends, new enemies;
Old enemies, new friends.
The tables turn: What will I learn
As time breaks and mends?
Behold, the way we run!
Round and round and round,
Opposite the sun.
Opposite the clock
However we know how,
Until widdershins, widdershins,
We all fall down.
I wax when you wane;
Why can’t we ever wax the same?
Why must we always disagree?
When you go dark, it’s light for me.
It’s a devil of a thing:
We never say what we really mean.
We each fill in for the other;
If you’re the sun, I’m shadow’s lover.