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When Lilies Fade

from Ripple by Nick Edelstein

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As the last lyric says, "there’s nothing wrong with a dreamer / but you can’t spend all your time asleep."


Take a deep breath, child within.
Collect. Ah, recollect. Now, how do you feel?
Invisible chairs, watching the world drive by.
Don’t you wish those dark Autumn leaves could fly you

higher and higher? I can make it just a
little further, where the world seems smaller.
Farther up that tree where all the lilies suddenly seem . . . faded.

Serenity is not a birthright.
You must love the Earth to feel it move.
Talk up a storm if it makes you feel better.
Evaporate your mind if it gets you

higher and higher. Life will stop you to
take that breath. Let the child inside scream
“father, I have made it to the top and I can see . . . forever.”

When lilies fade, memories flood
and time stretches still.
Lovers lost beneath an Autumn breeze, imagine.

You played the cards at hand, ‘cause the odds were in your favor.
But looking back you never won. Stop chasing the sun!

Well, there’s nothing wrong with a dreamer
but you can’t spend all your time asleep.
Lyrics ©2005 Nick Edelstein (BMI)


from Ripple, released August 1, 2006




NESS Records Atlanta, Georgia

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