Refuge

Words & Music by Jennifer Berezan

When I was a girl we’d skate in the night
Like Sufi dancers round the firelight
Elton John singing from the speakers above
Falling on my knees wished I was falling in love

Walking home under the Northern lights
You could see clear cross the world to the other side
The snow fell so still like music to the ground
And I’d take refuge in that holy sound

Chorus: I take refuge, I take refuge, I take refuge in that holy sound
I take refuge, I take refuge, I take refuge in that holy sound

Now I’m skating on ice that is dangerously thin
Trying not to show the world the shape I’m in
I’m an orphan in a land carved of misery
I’ve been pampered but I feel just like a refugee

Through a thousand t.v. stations
Cross the static lines
And the virtual creations that stimulate my mind
I run to where you’re sleeping, where there’s no-one around
And I take refuge in that holy sound

 Chorus

Like a hobo waiting for that final train
Like the thunder in the desert just before it rains
I keep one eye on the future, my ear to the ground
And I take refuge in that holy sound
I keep one eye on the future my ear to the ground
And I take refuge in that holy sound

 Words & Music by Jennifer Berezan
© 1997 (SOCAN),
From the CD, Refuge
© 1997 Jennifer Berezan/Edge of Wonder Records
www.edgeofwonder.com

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