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What You Look For Lyrics

from Age of Miracles

"What You Look For" is track #8 on the album Age of Miracles.
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What you look for on a dirty street
Is a patch of green beneath your feet
A stubborn weed or traveling rose
Either one, it lives to grow

What you look for in a stranger's eyes
Is if he sees through your disguise
How we long to be revealed
To be known we might be healed

Send it out into the universe
A humble plea, a wish, a broken verse
Be the seed that lands inside the cracks
Seek the sun and it shines back
It shines backs

What you looked for when you were a girl
Was a window out into the world
From a speeding car or a passing train
You were hypnotized just the same

What you look for now that you are grown
Is proof of how the time has flown
An empty house, a strand of grey
And an endless long for yesterday

Send it out into the great elsewhere
A kind of hope, a chant, a simple prayer
Be the child whose dreams won't ever fade
Shout the storm that barricades

What you look for in your darkest hour
Is a dirty a street or just a flower

Send it out not knowing where it went
To the blue, into the firmament
Be the one who wonders at it all

Send it out into the universe
A humble plea, a wish, a broken verse
Be the seed that lands inside the cracks
Seek the sun and it shines back
It shines back

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