Book of Names
Leela Grace  

I open the book of names  
And lay my finger down
I donít want to be the same 
Donít want to be found   

[chorus] I lay myself naked
Upon the barren earth
The dark wind swirls around me
I wait the day of my birth
I am afraid of the light
But I open wide my eyes
And wait with broken breath
For the parting of the skies

I will lay aside this hooded cloak  
Grown raggedy and torn
Let me feel the sun and roses  
Though I sometimes feel the thorns  

[Bridge] Iíve been afraid that you would see me
Afraid that I might fail
Afraid I would be free
Afraid I could be killed
Afraid that I am beautiful

My flames are rising higher  
I fear I may get burned
But I give in to my fire  
Let the mocking faces turn   

[last chorus] And I lay myself naked
Upon the waking earth
The spring wind swirls around me
It is the day of my birth
Iím still afraid of the light
But I open wide my eyes
And stand with broken breath
At the parting of the skies

(© 2004 Leela Grace, BMI)

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