Inside the Darkness

words & music by Howard Ashby Kranz

 

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1. Weíre all just survivors hereWeíre all just trying to get by -

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On some days it feels like we could,and on those days we try.

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We donít look much like heroes;weíll never be in the big show

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But we cling to our hopes and each other,because somehow we know

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Chorus: Inside the darkness at the heart of things,

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under the surface, where the silence sings,

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Inside the darkness at the heart of things,

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Thereís a light, thereís a light.

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2. Weíre just like little children here,looking for where we belong

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when we finally decide what is right†† we are always so wrong.

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Wrong as the empty roadway, wrong as the chains on the door,

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Awkward as a scurrying birdwalking just before it soars.

 

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3. My mama never made love;Some angel dropped in with the seed

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So Iím kind of birdlike and jumpy and I canít stop when I bleed.

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In this whole wide world of cousinsI search for the one I can kiss

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if you donít ask, you donít get in trouble,ah but knowledge is bliss!

 

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