Tears of the Dragon

For too long now,
There were secrets in my mind
For too long now,
There were things I should have said;
In the darkness,
I was stumbling for the door
To find a reason,
To find the time, the place, the hour

Waiting for the winter sun
And the cold light of day
The misty ghosts of childhood fears,
The pressure is building
And I can’t stay away;

I throw myself into the sea
Release the wave,
Let it wash over me
To face the fear
I once believed
The tears of the dragon
For you and for me

Where I was,
I had wings that couldn’t fly
Where I was,
I had tears I couldn’t cry
My emotions
Frozen in an icy lake
I couldn’t feel them,
Until the ice began to break

I have no power over this
You know I’m afraid;
The walls I built are crumbling
The water is moving
I’m slipping away</em>

I throw myself into the sea
Release the wave,
Let it wash over me
To face the fear
I once believed
The tears of the dragon
For you and for me

Slowly I awake,
Slowly I rise,
The walls I built are crumbling
The water is moving
I’m slipping away</em>

I throw myself into the sea
Release the wave,
Let it wash over me
To face the fear
I once believed
The tears of the dragon
For you and for me.

—Bruce Dickinson, Tears of the Dragon

Love of black sand by <a href='http://www.flickr.com/photos/andriel/'>Andri Elfarsson</a>
Love of black sand by Andri Elfarsson