lifeblood: songs: lyrics: perfect world


we get to be
a ripple in the water
we get to be
a rock that's thrown
we get to be
a boy on the bridge
standing over the reservoir

now see the water
lap along the shoreline
the buried forest
of a man made lake
the cemeteries
are laying underneath it
your heart like a dam
when it breaks

we are floating
we are swimming
and in this moment
we are forgetting
what it costs
what it takes
for one perfect world
when we look the other way

i'm okay
(i am driving)
if i don't look a little closer
(with the tank full)
and i'm okay
(the sun is blistering)
if i don't see beyond the shore
(the black top road)
and i'm okay
(we are talking)
if i don't have to do the killing
(cellular and mobile)
or know what the killing is for
(as if it's some kind of cure for this world of woe)

we are talking
we are driving
and in this moment
we are denying
what it costs
what it takes
for one perfect world
when we look the other way
it's one
(perfect world)
perfect world
(perfect world)
when we look the other way
it's one
(perfect world)
perfect world
(perfect world)
when we look the other way
it's one
(perfect world)
perfect world
yeah

if you can't see
beyond the myth of isolation
and the miracle of daybreak
doesn't move you anymore
connect the points
and see the constellations
as the night comes down
on the reservoir

we are swimming
we are floating
and in this moment
we are beholden
to what it costs
to what it takes
for one perfect world
can we learn to live another way
it's one
(perfect world)
perfect world
(perfect world)
can we learn to live another way
it's one
(perfect world)
perfect world
(perfect world)
can we learn to live another way
it's one
(perfect world)
perfect world
it's one perfect world

we get to be
a ripple in the water

words and music by amy ray


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