Wanda Stride

Tumble me down

Tumble me down by Wanda Stride (copyright 2014)

If life were a river, tumbling wild over rocky and dangerous climbs
that’d be me on the grassy bank, breathing the air
and my feet are still dry, my heart full of care..

While rafters and swimmers are passing me by
clinging to life jackets clinging to smiles

River carry me down to the bottom
wash away all of my fears
give me the ride I’ve been too scared to try
tumble me down to the sea, to the sea

But life’s not a river, and it’s not just me there are billions of others I’m told
there’s no room on the grassy bank I plainly see
but I desperately hold on, desperate to flee

While rafters and swimmers are passing me by
clinging to life jackets clinging to smiles

River carry me down to the bottom
wash away all of my fears
give me the ride I’ve been too scared to try
tumble me down to the sea, to the sea

Sun isn’t shining here, rain doesn’t fall
look at them, in the current now, powerfully small.
There’s some sort of barrier, somehow unseen holds me here
in this shadowy place like a dream

Full of fear that it’s just too strong, fear that I’ll get it wrong
fear, that I’ll fight, but have nothing to give

River carry me down to the bottom
wash away all of my fears
give me the ride I’ve been too scared to try
tumble me down to the sea, to the sea

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