This Side of Sanity

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“Rude Awakening”

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Musical selection is “Rude Awakening”, This Side of Sanity, © 1987 Misha (lyrics), W. Turner (lyrics, music), Chip Lamb (music).


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If I die, oh Lord, please take these dreams away from me
Rising high, the dragon standing right in front of me
Live or die, these dreams are waiting ever patiently
Mountainside, the changeling stalking ever after me

And then you stare
on the outside looking in
what’s the reason for the waiting

When you know not where you’ve been
And this side of sanity’s breaking

Cuz the dragon sometimes wins
And the bad is for the taking
Taken by those for their sins
It’s a goddam rude awakening

High and low, I’m searching somewhere for the bravery
Will it show, when my sword’s racing towards some tragedy
But I know, this feeling’s just the dragon’s hold on me
So I go on facing each and every enemy


Win or lose, we go on chasing every dream we’ve had
left to choose, the situations chosen shan’t be bad
To refuse, would be to sanctify the mortal mad
We shall use each power given to the broken and the sad


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