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In the time of my confession, in the hour of my deepest need
When the pool of tears beneath my feet flood every newborn seed
There's a dying voice within me reaching out somewhere
Toiling in the danger and in the morals of despair.

Don't have the inclination to look back on any mistake
Like Cain, I now behold this chain of events that I must break
In the fury of the moment I can see the master's hand
In every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand.

Oh, the flowers of indulgence and the weeds of yesteryear
Like criminals, they have choked the breath of conscience and good cheer
The sun beat down upon the steps of time to light the way
To ease the pain of idleness and the memory of decay.

I gaze into the doorway of temptation's angry flame
And every time I pass that way I always hear my name
Then onward in my journey I come to understand
That every hair is numbered like every grain of sand.

I have gone from rags to riches in the sorrow of the night
In the violence of a summer's dream, in the chill of a wintry light
In the bitter dance of loneliness fading into space
In the broken mirror of innocence on each forgotten face.

I hear the ancient footsteps like the motion of the sea
Sometimes I turn, there's someone there, other time it's only me
I am hanging in the balance of the reality of man
Like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand.



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    UnregisteredFeb 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    Introspective and aware, universal and subjective, also- objective and keen to portray the reality of man: where he is, what he is doing, and what he has done in light of nature's power over him in his journey- that there are consequences to our actions, yet, we are not unique in our frailties to identify with cain, every leaf that trembles, every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand; this presentation casts a spirit of defeat and victory simultaneously by the realization itself- that, personal revelation is one of the keys to understanding the truth about ourselves and everyone and everything else around us and how we bear influence.
    This is a perfect song, in every aspect of its consideration, perfect!

    Monty may.

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