Courage

“Courage”
Music and Lyrics by Glen Phillips
at the start of the conversation
I didn’t have too much to say
I was needing some inspiration
and you just got in my way

took a shot at an easy target,
you were to shocked to say anything
you were the unsuspecting martyr,
you were not the most dangerous game

bring my courage back now
bring it back to me
I’m tired of being afraid of what I can’t change
I want to be living free

could be I was mistaken,
maybe I deceived myself
but it’s hard to understand somebody
who doesn’t want to understand himself

there’s an ocean of unlatched windows,
a world of unlocked homes
the only reason anybody can still feel safe,
most people still knock on the door

bring my courage back now
bring it back to me
I’m tired of being afraid of what I can’t change
I want to be living free

and I don’t want to be a prisoner
I don’t want to be a prisoner
I don’t want to be a prisoner

though we all return to dust
there’s alot of us in a terrible rush

to I the end of the inquisition,
I was brought back from the brink
Tourquemada and a couple of friends got together
and all went out for drinks
so I’m here in this empty dungeon,
while they’re living it up downtown
as if they ever even existed,
doesn’t make much difference now

take my spirit back now
bring it back to me
I’m tired of being afraid of what I can’t change
I want to be living free

and I don’t want to be a prisoner
I don’t want to be a prisoner
I don’t want to be a prisoner living free

sometake the road to damascus,
some take the road to hell
i’ll take highway 1 to the evergreens,
everything’ll turn out well

NOTES: Released on Winter Pays For Summer (2005). Glen sings the “Tourquemada” verse at many of his live shows, but it doesn’t appear on the album version.

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