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I leave the past, an empty glass
And concentrate on the road
A blanket of stars hangs above
And the night breeze blows cold
The hills we climb whether in our minds
Or painted on some wall
Never seem to change perspective
Never seem to change at all

You know, you that we’ll light the way
We’re at your side, we’re here to stay
Just take our hands and we’ll lead you on

I stop the car, walk over to the rail
See a sleeping town below
Hear a coyote in the distance
And I know I’ve far to go
So shed a tear for the way things are,
For the way they have to be
You call it fatalism,
But I don’t see how to get free

Another way of knowing, another way of showing
Another way of flowing, another way of growing
Another way of giving, another way of living
Another way of bringing, another way of singing
Another way of braving, another way of saving
Another way of reaching, another way of teaching
Another way to find a little peace of mind

I never told you the time I followed a monk
Through crowds and lines, a festival
Or a marketplace
Still I fell too far behind
I had a key I was sure was his
But this all happened long ago
So I threw that key as far as I could
And got back on the road.

You know, you that we’ll light the way
We’re at your side, we’re here to stay
Just take our hands and we’ll lead you on
Sustained momentum
The purity of gaze
Make it through the maze
The path that lies before you will open wide

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released July 5, 2017
Written, performed and recorded by Benjamin Richards
Mastered by Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet Mastering

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