Time stretches before me
What has changed in one hundred years?
What will change in one hundred more?
People hold up their fear with eyes closed
People hold up their pain with eyes closed
The light is too bright when you open your eyes
When you’ve had them closed for so long
You pretend you were born to live in the darkness
You pretend you are asleep, waiting for the next alarm
Blink, and you’ll miss it
Blink, and it’s gone.
I know you were meant to live in the light
I know you are awake
Wake up. The new day is here.
Wake up. The sun shines through the clouds, through the rain, through the fears and the pain.
The sun shines, and you pretend you are asleep
So that you don’t need to rise
Lay in bed then, and I will rise,
Ready to meet the past
Ready to meet the future