Bright Eyes "From A Balance Beam" lyrics

From A Balance Beam

There's a man holding a megaphoneHe must have been the voice of GodThe bystanders claimed they saw angelsFlying up and down the blockThey must have been attached to wiresI seen one laying in the lawnWith a broken armSo I called 911Well that's one less founded opinionOne more cause for a disputeSo the street filled like a basinUp with cameras and their crewsAnd they washed away the rumorsLeaving just the concrete truthIt was a spectacleNo, I mean a miracleAnd so I fell like that girl from a balance beamA gymnasium of eyesAll were holding on to meI lifted one foot to cross the otherAnd I felt myself slippingIt was a small mistakeSometime's that's all it takesNow I'm staring at my wrist, hoping that the time is rightWhen the planets will alignThere will be no planets to alignJust the carcass of the sun and those little painted marbles spinningSenseless through an endless black sky(and so it never started and it will never stop just like I am and you are)It was in a foreign hotel's bathtub I baptized myself and changedAnd one by one I drowned all of the people I had been.And I emerged to find the parallels were fewerI was cleansedI looked in the mirror andSomeone new was thereBut I was as helpless as a chess piece when I was lifted up bySomeone's handAnd delivered from the corner my enemies had got me inBut in all of my salvation I still felt imprisoned'Inside that holding cellThat is myselfSo I wait for the day when I hear the keyAs it turns in the lock and the guard will say to me:Oh my patient prisoner you have waited for this day and finally....You are free! You are free! You are freezing!Now I'm staring at the sunWaiting for it to explodeBecause a day is gonna come, don't know whenBut it will comeAnd we'll finally know the wayOut of here.And I will throw away this wrinkled map and my chart of stars and compass, crackedAnd I'll climb that tree all wet with sap, to avoid the hungry beasts belowI'll cut out my lover's tongue and singOf a graveyard gray and a garden greenAnd we won't have to worry no moreNo, we won't have to wonder again about how this song or story ends,About how this song and story will end

Here one can find the lyrics of the song From A Balance Beam by Bright Eyes. Or From A Balance Beam poem lyrics. Bright Eyes From A Balance Beam text.