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There was no time for pain
No energy for anger
The sightlessness of hatred slips away
Walking through winter streets alone
He stops and takes a breath
With confidence and selfcontrol

I look at the world and see no understanding
I'm waiting to find some sense of strength
I'm begging you from the bottom of my heart
To show me understanding

I need to live life
Like some people never will
So find me kindness
Find me beauty
Find me truth
When temptation brings me to my knees
And I lay here drained of strength
Show me kindness
Show me beauty
Show me truth

The way your heart surrounds
Makes all the difference
It's what decides if you'll endure the pain
That we all feel
The way your heart beats
Makes all difference
In learing to live
Here before me is my soul
I'm learning to live
I won't give up
Till I've no more to give

Listening to the city
Whispering it's violence
I set out watching from above
The 90's bring new questions
New solutions to be found
I fell in love to be let down

Once again we dance in the crowd
At times a step away
From a common fear that's all spread out
It won't listen to what you say
Once you're touched you stand alone
To face the bitter fight
Once I reached for love
And now I reach for life

Another chance to lift my life
Free the sensation in my heart
To ride the wings of dreams
Into changing horizons
It brings inner peace within my mind,
As I'm lifted from where I've spilt my life
I hear an innocent voice
I hear kindness, beauty and truth

The way your heart sounds
Makes all the difference
It's what decides if you'll endure the pain
That we all feel
The way your heart beats
Makes all the difference
In learning to live
Spread before you is your soul
So forever hold the dreams within your hearts
Through nature's inflexible grace
I'm learning to live...



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  • U
    UnregisteredMar 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    I think it's about an aids survivor forced to face the changes in the way the world sees and interacts with him/her, but finding the strength and grace to face it head on.
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 5, 2012 at 4:08 am
    Totally right, this song is so awesome, it was stuck in my head, and it means to appreciate life as it is
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 24, 2012 at 4:05 am
    It's about the beauty of life itself, no matter what happens around you, there are infinite reasons to live, learning that is learning to live

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