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When Lyrics

from The Great Escape

"When" is track #13 on the album The Great Escape. It was written by Leonard, Patrick / De Lange, Ilse.
"When" is track #13 on the album The Great Escape. It was written by Leonard, Patrick / De Lange, Ilse.

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Before me there is nothing
An empty space, an empty heart
Reaching for forever
Without a place to start

Before me there's this angel
Who's too afraid to cry
Her wings they have been broken
Help me teach her how to fly

Before me there's an ocean
I'm familiar with it's blue
It's beyond my every notion
I know its depth is true

Before me there's a mountain
I have to climb to see
But I know there will be waiting
A better view of you and me

When I've swam across the ocean
When I've climbed the mountain top
When I've seen the angel flying
Then I can die to heal your heart

Above me there's an endless sky
But the clouds are never still
In every way like you
Do we love the thing we kill?

Can we fight the doubts we keep alive?
Can we overcome all fear?
Is the battle ever over?
Is it ever really over?

When I don't try to stop the sky
When I let the clouds be free
When nothing scares me anymore
And I killed the doubt in me

When I've swam across the ocean
When I've climbed the mountain top
When I've seen the angel flying
Then I can die to heal your heart

Before me there was nothing
Empty space, an empty heart
Reaching for forever
Without a place to start

Before me there's this angel
Who's too afraid to cry
And her wings they had been broken
And now I watch her fly

Songwriters
Leonard, Patrick / De Lange, Ilse

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