She Said (Come Shape the Change)
By Mark Mangold

She's seeing ghost again - Just before she makes you laugh she starts to cry - She's fighting off her wolves She knows that they're not real - But that don't seem to stop the voices anyway - Trying to be hard Trying to be free - But freedom means choices and no one left to lean on - Trying to be faithful - Crying tears of innocence - But it's so hard for us to remain innocent anymore - And she says, "No two souls are just the same" - She says, " There's more than one way to face the change" - She says, "Midnight prayers can stop the rain - If you believe them, so you better believe them." - She wants to be a cactus standin' strong and silent hiding safe within her skin - Only needin' a drop of rain every now and then - Once she fell in love with Jesus - I would see her in the church on Sunday combing through the pages with her white gloves on - Laughin' at the sermon and the preacher and the psalms - You see she saw beyond the pages, didn't need them anymore - And now she says her own prayers in a tongue she can't explain - They say that she's half crazy but I know she's found a better way - She says, "No two souls are just the same" - She says, " There's more than one way to shape the change" - She says, "Midnight prayers can stop the pain - If you believe them" So you better believe them, hey - Come shape the change Come shape the change... - She runs in, lights her candles, burns her incense, takes her clothes off and shuts the door - She loves every single breath she takes, says she'll live to be 100 years or more 100 years or more - She says, "What a wonderful time it is to be alive." - She says, "What a wonderful, wonderful time it is to be alive." - She showed up at the Oscars with hot, pink, see-through tights - She said she loves De Niro, but just in black and white - By morning she was swimming in the cold Pacific surf - Emotions flow like the tide toward the motions of her birth - And she says, "No two souls are just the same" - She says "There's no one way to face the change" - She says "Midnight prayers can stop the pain - If you believe them" So you best believe them, hey - Come Shape the Change Come Shape the Change Come break the chain Come make the change. - What's your contribution? Givin' you an invitation - Come...Oh you gotta to take hold, you better hold tight - Not gonna be easy Gonna see the Light - Come Come Shape the Change... "What a wonderful time it is to be alive" she says - "Come Shape the Change"

C. But For Music, Ltd. 1995 Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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