Song Name: Axis of I

Songwriter: Elise Wiener

Copyright: 2015

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Lyrics:

VERSE 1
The world it turns on my fingertips
an axis of I
but every so often I look at this goddess of my world
and see myself for the fool that I am
The sun it shines so strong
no place it cannot find
yet instinct forbids us to gaze too hard
and even though I'm grown, forever I heed
what once I was warned

CHORUS
Look away, look away
dear child from who you are
keep going, keep moving on this train of life
do not stop and stare at this precious light
close your eyes
and do not grasp to hold what you fear to lose
these rays that shine they will blind
these rays that shine they will blind

VERSE II
You and I react
explode into flashes
our spirits in flames
like the sun
and every so often you cast me in shadow
as a moon or a star passing by
for seconds you eclipse my soul
in the harmony of light layering light
in beauty and wonder and nothing to fear
giving the illusion, it's safe to gaze
into my being ablaze



CHORUS
look away, look away
dear child, from who you are
keep going, keep moving on this train of life
do not stop and stare at this precious light
close your eyes
and do not grasp to hold what you fear to lose
these rays that shine, they will blind
these rays that shine, they will blind

VERSE III
Oh, show me not these truths
I cannot bear
I was taught not to look in the fiery eye
of love too great, the threat of loss too sound
but this thing from which I look away
it's heart does not lie in the sky
look away, look away
why oh whom am I running from
who I am, who I was, who I'll never become

CHORUS
look away, look away
dear child from who you are
keep going, keep moving on this train of life
do not stop to stare at this precious light
close your eyes
and do not grasp to hold what you fear to lose
these rays that shine they will blind
these rays that shine they will blind

the world it turns, on my fingertips