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  1. Take the Leap

From the recording One Life

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Lyrics

We are naked, you and I, two naked teenagers sitting on granite blocks above the slate gray water of the old abandoned quarry. The sun is at its peak, the warmth of the rocks seeps into the soles of our feet as we sit and talk and scratch and look up into the blue, blue, blue Connecticut sky. You take my hand in yours and hold it to your breast so I can feel your heart beating fast as a birds. Then we stand together and leap. The air moves against our skin. It can’t hold us.

Take my hand and walk with me. Take my heart and fly fly away, like a bird. You can see me everywhere, lookin’ for the right place to turn.
Take my eyes and look around. Take my voice and please, please be free, like a song. You can hear me everywhere, wonderin’ about where I belong

And like that forty years pass. I no longer skinny dip in quarry pools or leap into things that cannot hold me. I have not seen another Connecticut summer or felt a need so deep in my belly. Then I see you standing there calm and wise as a Chinese sage and the years wash away. I offer my hand and say my name but nothing matters but the pull of your eyes. They speak a language I can understand. Come on in they say, the water’s fine.

Take my hand and walk with me. Take my heart and fly, fly away, like a bird. You can see me everywhere, lookin’ for the right place to turn.
Take my eyes and look around. Take my voice and please, please be free, like a song. You can hear me everywhere, wonderin’ about where I belong.