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It takes unearthly strength to rise above without momentum
When you’re gifted to precipitate your own self-destruction
You’ve paid your dues in full view of your peers
They say you’re a top brass punk
You only trust transients on the fringe
And doubt those who lean in

Take all your armor off
Frolic just like a child
Put stars in your eyes
And feel it all

It takes a steady hand to stitch the wound
A certain kind of cool
But nerves of steel don’t always serve you well
They don’t make you loyal
Picture a breeze rippling a field of wheat
Or sand and an endless sea
Then yourself shaking with joy to be alive
After a roller coaster ride

Take all your armor off
Frolic just like a child
Put stars in your eyes
And feel it all
Take all that armor off
Wonder just like a child
Put stars in your eyes
And feel it all
Love it all
Let it all be

You won’t regret in your latter days
Whatever sweetness lifted your gait
Whatever kindness showed on your face

Nothing lasts, nothing fades away
The only test is how you behave
And no one’s testing you anyway

Put stars in your eyes
Let yourself be loved
Open-eyed on the roller coaster ride

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from YOUNGLING, released July 17, 2015

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