The Light Changes

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Words and music by John Kairn
This version performed by The Other Side
for The Otis Foundation

Lay your little body down to rest
It’s all you can do
Rites of passing into the abyss
Steal the child in you

Whatever you lose
Hold the feelings of
Fairytale believing
Box them tightly in your heart
And one day
when you need a push into the sun
Reach in
And they’ll be there for you

A rose is a thorn when it’s dead
You try to let go
Love and war entangled in your head
A sad face grows

Whatever you lose
Hold the feelings of
A special warmer place
Box them tightly in your heart
And one day
when you need a push into the sun
Reach in
And they’ll be there for you

The light changes
Look through the haze
See with your heart
Real life shines there

The mothership has called to your street
Too close to home
Angrily you wander in debris
Lost, numb, alone

Whatever you lose
Hold the feelings of
Sharing crazy dreams
Box them tightly in your heart
And one day
when you need a push into the sun
Reach in
And they’ll be there for you
Oh, reach in
And they’ll be there for you