There's more to love than loving
there's more to pain than pain
And if diamonds take a million years
we must learn to overcome the same strain
Wanting what's new means one thing:
asking what's old to die
And what's true before we move to grow
passes over in a moment of sighing
I knew a girl - she refused to come out fighting
She could have moved the planets with her hand like
counting grains of sand.
Dig her daily shuffle on down the street on slovenly
Dig the love within her waiting,
with an undiscovered purpose.
You couldn''t help but think about her as a missing
person - someone important had caused her heart to fear
So she withered, like a raisin in the sun - needing
will, needing vision, needing hope and not doubt
Needing shelter from a loveless existence
She'd mustered all her little courage just to face the
it was rainy and gray
And we all could see her, trying to free her
Looking out to find the person who had taken innocence
and blessedness and carried them away -- who'd given
all of it away to those who couldn't see her beauty.
And Prince Charming never came.
And, if he had, shed have spit into his eye &
left him wondering why anyway.
Charming princes never carry half as much as they can
I see it every day.
Pretty soon she drove us all away -
for her there could be no other way.
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