Once I stood alone so proud held myself above the crowd now i am low on the ground. From here i look around to see what avenues belong to me Now what would You have me do I can't tell what ive found. i ask you please? I wait to hear. The mother, and the matador, like me, to stare You down. the mystic, all were here before, You appear without a face, i feel your unseen frown. disappear, but leave your trace, I ask you please? Now what would you have me do i wait to hear the word, your voice, you say. i wait to see your sign would i obey? I look for you in heathered moor, the desert, and the ocean floor how low does one heart go. looking for your fingerprints and make my faith to grow. i find them in coincidence, Forgive me all my blindnesses my weakness and unkindnesses as yet unbending still. struggling so hard to see and will you break my will? my fist against eternity Now what would you have me do i ask you please? i wait to hear your voice, the word i wait you say could i to see your sign obey?
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