Splinter

all that I want for you, my lovely, is all that you want for me too
all that I want for you, my lovely, is that you will walk through the world
feeling happy, feeling happy, feeling happier than you are
I want to walk right into you
I want to see you smile
I want to re-design this gloomy room in you with style
you said that I am like a splinter of sunshine spinning off still lake waters
like a slice of light getting under one’s skin
well there is light to be found in all things ruined and shattered
here is your nagging reminder singing through the air
that sometimes the brightest light comes from the darkest room we find ourselves in
I want you to be happy – happier than you are
If you walk through the world with the gift of as much love that you can possibly muster up
you will bust up the barricades that have been constructed
to shame and to shade and cover up the truth
all that I want for you, my lovely, is all that you want for me too
all that I want for you, my lovely, is that you will walk through the world
feeling happy, feeling happy, feeling happier than you are
I want to walk right into you (feeling happy)
I want to see you smile (feeling happy)
I want to re-design this gloomy room in you with style (happier than you are)
because one day you may be spinning with sunshine (feeling happy)
and I may be sealing myself off in darkness (feeling happy)
and I’ll need that splinter of happiness then (happier than you are)
happier than you are, happier than you are
love is like a splinter of sunshine spinning off still lake watersall that I want for you, my lovely, is all that you want for me too
all that I want for you, my lovely, is that you will walk through the world
feeling happy, feeling happy, feeling happier than you are
I want to walk right into you
I want to see you smile
I want to re-design this gloomy room in you with style
you said that I am like a splinter of sunshine spinning off still lake waters
like a slice of light getting under one’s skin
well there is light to be found in all things ruined and shattered
here is your nagging reminder singing through the air
that sometimes the brightest light comes from the darkest room we find ourselves in
I want you to be happy – happier than you are
If you walk through the world with the gift of as much love that you can possibly muster up
you will bust up the barricades that have been constructed
to shame and to shade and cover up the truth
all that I want for you, my lovely, is all that you want for me too
all that I want for you, my lovely, is that you will walk through the world
feeling happy, feeling happy, feeling happier than you are
I want to walk right into you (feeling happy)
I want to see you smile (feeling happy)
I want to re-design this gloomy room in you with style (happier than you are)
because one day you may be spinning with sunshine (feeling happy)
and I may be sealing myself off in darkness (feeling happy)
and I’ll need that splinter of happiness then (happier than you are)
happier than you are, happier than you are
love is like a splinter of sunshine spinning off still lake waters

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Disarming

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