anima

Originally taken from the album Shaming Of The True, 2001CE

deep inside of all of us
an ancient goddess wakes
sees herself with troubled eyes
& tries to fix her archetypeface
remembering the better times
before it all went wrong
when people thanked her for their lives
when people sang a better lovesong

the heart that beats inside of her
exists within us all
but we tie it up & drag it down
& then wonder where our troubles come from
poison-laced apologies
won't make it all alright
& what did you expect to find
when we're fucking with our mother's lifeline?

anima ascending
from the shadows of our minds
though we've tried to do without her
& we think we're doing fine
while the rivers rise around us
& the water's getting warm
we can't destroy the world, my friends
we'll only change her form

never solve our problems
to some future time we trust
but we can't escape the feeling
that it all depends on us
'cos her countenance is changing
& there's fury in her veins
& she has ridden thunderclouds
& she has eaten hurricanes &

anima ascending
from the shadows of our minds
though we've tried to do without her
& we think we're doing fine
while the waterss rise around us
& we're hiding in our cells
we can't destroy the world, my friends
we'll only kill ourselves