Collateral Beauty


Intro:
There is a place
light fears to shine

Past won't erase
and light never shines

Misery, sorrow
where light can not shine

There is no tomorrow
when light can not shine

Verse 1:
Sit down at the table
got some food for thought
a kind of mental extenstential
homemade booster shot

Is there a greater purpose?
Some hidden motivation?
A "why" for all the trials
and tribulation?

Maybe just abstractions
Love, Death, and Time
three universal truths
connecting mankind

We long for love
and fear our death
time moves too fast
towards that final breath

But warning, warning
you can't change fate
no matter how you plan it
and strive to cogitate

The sick get sicker
and bodies they decay
The child deep inside
won't come out to play

Forever lost
this black hole spins eternal
a collapsing cry
to Dante's fire infernal

Let the storm winds rage
as the dominoes fall
dissapearing my soul
into nothing at all

Chorus:
See the collateral beauty
may it rise above the pain
in collateral beauty
your life begins again

Verse 2:
Cells, ancestry
and DNA
The recipe and map
for who we are today

But do our friends, family
and work define us?
What if we eminate light
passion and kindness?

To the fabric
of every single life we touch
Will finer things of money
even matter that much?

So smile and get lifted
to a higher plane
like an earworm carries catchy
little notes to your brain

You've been given a gift
for God's sake don't waste it
The buffet's still open
just walk up and taste it

Chorus:
See the collateral beauty
may it rise above the pain
in collateral beauty
your life begins again

Outro:
The collateral beauty
collateral beau...u...u...u...ty
The collateral beauty
collateral beau...u...u...u...ty


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