Change of Pace

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  • Change of Pace

I will not boast in anything
I will not bend or break my knees
I wrote the words of selfishness
Before I lost my sight

Our handicap is that we’re black and blue
Don’t you forget that fact
My mother washed her womb of me
So I could touch the world

Hey, I’m ready for a change of pace
Say, why can’t we watch our darkness fade to grey?

I need a friend to rest my eyes
Who’s got my back and gets my lies
It all seems wrong these closing lines

I cannot love you now
But when I see you’re moving up
Your place is clean, your skin is tough
Then I’ll know you’re serious enough to clothe my nights

Hey, I’m ready for a change of pace
Say, why can’t we watch our darkness fade to grey?

Back turned, face down, I watch you swallow the pride that you’ve earned
I defend all the lessons we’ve learned
Stand up, face front. I’m entitled to deepen the cut
to bind the corners and fasten the wound

I do not need to prove myself
I do not need to defend my doubts
I’m telling you, I’m getting out
of all that chains me down

My innocence is that I know we bend and stretch
And move and grow
My father taught me all I know
that men are numbed by law

Hey, I’m ready for a change of pace
Say, why can’t we watch our darkness fade to grey?