Innocent When You Dream

by Grace Banks

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(part of the Blanks EP)

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Watching the waxing of the light in the skies
Noticing reactions in the white of your eyes
Wishing on a star from the roof above the town
Wishing that the morning wouldn’t bring me back down

Childhood knows a confidence that only goes away
When this thing that we call 'common sense' enters into play;
We all wish on stars until we learn to fear.
They always stick around though they seem to disappear.

You know what child knows.
You know where the wind blows.
You know where the stars go.

You say I should stay in my job behind a screen
But you say a lot of things you don’t really mean.
Curious in lifestyle, spurious in word,
You’re chasing after life like a Leonard Cohen bird.

You know where the stars go.
You know where the wind blows.
You know where the stars go at dawn.

In the folds of my hands I stand to lose
But prophecy won’t offer me any excuses.

My brother kissed me then I knew that he was gone,
A wake up call that we cannot keep holding on
For now I understand the meaning of 'too late'.
You’ve been reading palms but I don’t believe in fate.

You know where the stars go.
You know where the wind blows.
You know where the stars go at dawn.

In the folds in the palm of my hands I stand to lose
But prophecy won’t offer any excuses.

I won’t take your advice if you don’t practise it yourself -
It’s selfish to wish it upon anybody else -
So I’ve told them that I’m leaving, I’ve spoken to my boss
And I’m smiling ‘cos I still believe that I’m not at a loss.

You know where the stars go.
You know where the wind blows.
You know where the stars go at dawn.

You know what child knows.
You know where the wind blows.
You know where the stars go.

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released February 19, 2015

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