Perfect World

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lyrics

after years on the edge
i guess she just cracked from the strain
so they carted her off
and cut away part of her brain
what’s left leaves no room for regrets
only ashes and silhouettes
but she’d rather keep searching for clues
than hide from the pain

her body’s dragged round on a leash
by the strength of her will
like a prisoner of war kept awake
never let to lie still
when it’s stood up to all it can take
they carry her off for a break
but her spirit will never surrender
to a bottle of pills

to our perfect world in our precious time
comes scat tered thoughts from a broken mind
pushing us to dangerous ground
so we push it to the side

there are times she’s so low
there are days without leaving her bed
then she’ll call you at four in the morning
in search of a thread
ideas that explode in a burst
each fighting to be spoken the first
and fragments of wisdom
a prophet would kill to have said

some people come close
get scared and the relationship cools
she’ll treat them as disappointments
but never as fools
she handles their discomfort with ease
as they crudely explore her disease
for her it’s the road that she walks
and she knows all the rules

to our perfect world in our precious time
comes scattered thoughts from a broken mind
pushing us to dangerous ground
so we push it to the side

there are moments of sadness
recalling the things that are lost
the border that sanity draws
is there to be crossed
yet a truth so few have to learn
for a flame to live something must burn
but she’d rather keep count of what’s left
than count of the cost

to our perfect world in our precious time
comes scattered thoughts from a broken mind
pushing us to dangerous ground
so we push it to the side

yet there’s nothing to fear and nowhere to hide
in our perfect world in our precious time

credits

from Drifter, released April 1, 2007
Musicians

Ian Bland - Vocals & Guitars
Mark Stanley - Drums & Percussion
John Edgar - Bass
Bill Canty - Keyboards
Greg Hunt - Violin
Julie Buxton - Backing Vocals
Dan Warner - Backing Vocals

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Ian Bland Melbourne, Australia

Ian Bland - Melbourne based singer songwriter - musical influences include country, celtic, and folk with stories drawn from rural and urban Australia

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