Tip of My Tongue by Mark Heard


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Satellite Sky by Mark Heard

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Tip of My Tongue
by Mark Heard

Album: Satellite Sky


Thereís an oasis in the heat of the day,
Thereís a fire in the chill of night,
And a turnabout in circumstance makes each a hell in its own right,
Iíve been boxed in, in the lowlands, in the canyons that think,
Been pushed to the brink of the precipice and dared not to blink,
Iíve been confounded in the whirlwind of what-ifs and dreams,
Iíve been burned by the turning of the wind back upon my own flames.

Knock the scales from my eyes,
Knock the words from my lungs,
I want to cry out,
Itís on the tip of my tongue.

Oh, Iíve seen through the walls of this kingdom of dust, felt the crucial revelation,
But the broad streets of the heart and the day-to-day meet at a blind intersection,
I donít want to be lonely, I donít want to feel pain,
I donít want to draw straws with the sons of Cain,
You can take it as a prayer if youíll remember my name,
You can take it as the penance of a profane saint.

Knock the scales from my eyes,
Knock the words from my lungs,
I want to cry out,
Itís on the tip of my tongue,
Knock the scales from my eyes,
Knock the words from my lungs,
I want to cry out,
On the tip of my tongue.

Thereís an oasis in the heat of the day,
Thereís fire in the chill of night,
When I know them both Iíll know your love, I will feel it in the twilight,
Oh, as circumstance comes crashing through my walls like a train, or like a chorus from the mountains of the ocean floor,
Like the wind burst of bird wings taking flight in a hard rain, or like a mad dog on the far side of Danteís door.

Knock the scales from my eyes,
Knock the words from my lungs,
I want to cry out,
Itís on the tip of my tongue,
Knock the scales from my eyes,
Knock the words from my lungs,
I want to cry out,
Itís on the tip of my tongue,
Knock the scales from my eyes,
Knock the words from my lungs,
I want to cry out,
Itís on the tip of my tongue,
Knock the scales from my eyes,
Knock the words from my lungs,
I want to cry out,
Itís on the tip of my tongue.


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