Governing Dynamics - Houses

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From the time of our births
'Til we return to the earth
All that arrives will depart
'Til you defeat your innate
Will to destroy and not create
Passing shadows is all that we are

Rearranged grains of sand
And displaced air
The tide rolls in and
We're without a prayer

You won't find me and old man
Staring out to sea
Waiting for the sand in the glass
To run out

If you can ignore the siren's call
Long enough to put up four walls
And a roof that keeps the elements at bay
You might leave the world a bit
Better than it was when you found it
Before you slip back into the gray

When you put down your hammer
When your day is done
Someone was watching
They'll pick it back up

You won't find me an old man
Staring out sea
Waiting for the fires I brought to life
To be doused
If you wanna take a run at slipping one
Past mortality
Stop leaving footprints
And start building houses

It's not you against me
Not even us against them
We're on the same shore
When the tall waves crash in
We can build together
But won't stand apart for long

From the time of our births
Til heaven crashes to earth
All that arrives will depart

Indentations erased
By the water and wind
Time and time
And time again

You won't find me an old man
Staring out sea
Waiting for the fires I brought to life
To be doused
If you wanna take a run at slipping one
Past mortality
Stop leaving footprints
Start building houses

Start building houses

If you wanna take a run at slipping one
Past mortality
Stop leaving footprints
Start building houses

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from SpinTunes #5: Round 4, released August 15, 2012

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