As It Stands

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We couldn't figure out a name for this song so we left it "As It Stands"

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AS IT STANDS

Telling long lost tales
the old man finds his peace
wishing that before too long
that he may find release
from all of life's worries
He's known them all before
but slowly turns
the grinding wheel
which evens up the score

And still the rain beats down
upon the weary soul of man
needing freedom
like a bird upon the wing
wanting time
that time will never bring

See the movie queen
who's lost her golden age
knowing that the future
has seen its final page
Now with her head held high
she tries to hide the pain
realizing much too late
its all been lost in vain

You're like a gypsy
spinning fortune's wheel
Like a beggar
learning how to steal

You turn the pages
skipping every line
You'd love to read them
if you could find the time

Will you laugh
when you loose your way,
And your friends
are calling you
by the wrong name?

Like the autumn leaves
which wither and decay
Each one had its
chance to breathe
before they drift away

And soon the winds of time
will open up their door
showing you the secrets
that you've never known before
And still the rain beats down
upon the weary soul of man
Craving power
fear the dark before the dawn
See the cowards
run to hide before the storm
Golden hours
lost before too long

You're like a gypsy
spinning fortune's wheel
Like a beggar
learning how to steal

Will you laugh
when you loose your way,
And your friends
are calling you
by the wrong name?

Copyright 1978

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from Distant Shores, released July 1, 1978

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