"Battlecry"
2 Nov 1995, 3:00 am
by vulcanviking (Joe White)
 
Copyright 1995-2003 by Joe White
 
 

moon shining from the sky, breeze across the fields
underneath it all, a battlecry
it's me against myself here with you this lonely night
as i direct my silent scream up to a cold uncaring sky

i spend so much time in my own secluded world
to protect me from harsh reality
but i strain against the bonds of my own making
because tonight my only wish is to be free

i touch you in the moonlight try to wake my mind to feel
if nothing else ever is i need this to be real
now will fade away i've got to live it till it's gone
so i wrap my arms around you and wait until the dawn

and i feel the night around us and the coolness of your arms
the moonlight and the questions in your eyes
feel your back under my skin and your breathing matching mine
and i know forever
        is the blink of an eye
        is the day that i die
        is the feel of your body pressed to mine
        is the track our hearts race
        is the way your lips taste
        is the cool breeze blowing your hair to my face
        is your voice in my ears
        is the touch of my fears
        is the taste of all my unshed tears
        is the fear that i fight
        is the touch of the night
        is when i can know this feels so right

moon shining from the sky, breeze across the fields
underneath it all, a battlecry
it's me against myself here with you this lonely night
as i direct my silent scream up to a cold uncaring sky

i feel you closer to me than you've ever been before
but i feel the distance holding us apart
i want to fight that distance but i don't know how to try
how to live when i don't know how to start

more than you know, i care, i trust
do you even realize
i want like hell to fall in love with you this lonely night
as i watch the stars collapse around my eyes

but i feel the cool brush of your lips on my shoulder
and the rush of the kiss of the night
the scent of your hair, the curve of your back
and i lose myself in forever
        is the blink of an eye
        is the day that i die
        is the feel of your body pressed to mine
        is the track our hearts race
        is the way your lips taste
        is the cool breeze blowing your hair to my face
        is your voice in my ears
        is the touch of my fears
        is the taste of all my unshed tears
        is the fear that i fight
        is the touch of the night
        is when i can know this feels so right

the night slips away, the magic is gone
as i force my arms to let go
always knew it'd be over, never thought it would end
never thought that it could be so

as i retreat to the sanctity of the world of my fantasy
never sure if tonight was for real
i still know i can face the big empty world
because now i know forever
        is the magic that's gone
        is the music i see
        is my heart beating on
        is the air that i breathe
        is your voice in my ears
        is the fear that i fight
        is the touch of my fears
        is the touch of the night
        is the track our hearts race
        is the blink of an eye
        is the way your lips taste
        is the day that i die

and as long as i breathe
i can't help but believe
you may be gone, but still i can hope
because i know forever
        is the fear that i fight
        is the music i see
        is the touch of the night
        is the air that i breathe
        is the blink of an eye
        is the magic that's gone
        is the day that i die
        is my heart beating on

moon shining from the sky, breeze across the fields
underneath it all, a battlecry
it's me against myself underneath the clouded sky
but i know forever
        is the blink of an eye
        is the day that i die
        is the feel of your body pressed to mine
        is the track our hearts race
        is the way your lips taste
        is the cool breeze blowing your hair to my face
        is your voice in my ears
        is the touch of my fears
        is the taste of all my unshed tears
        is the fear that i fight
        is the touch of the night
        is when i can know this feels so right
        is the magic that's gone
        is my heart beating on
        is the feeling of dreading the dawn
        is the touch of your kiss
        is to know that while this
        may be gone, still forever
        is the blink of an eye
        is the day that i die
        is the feel of your body pressed to mine
        is the magic that's gone
        is my heart beating on
        ...is the touch of the dawn

underneath it all, a battlecry
and i know forever