When I was a child I dreamed like a child of wonder With my back in the grass, my eyes to the sky to see I believed in the stars and I knew they cast a spell That I was under, with my fingers in the dirt I was part of the earth, every living thing was part of me
But it's gone, it's gone It's gone, it's gone, gone I can't feel it, I can't feel it Must've found a way out my back door Must've run away out my back door Because it's gone, gone, gone
Then I fell in love, love gave me a shot of pure desire There was nothing else like this this unimagined bliss, this ecstasy Deep inside the night I believed I saw the light ignite a fire And it burned into the dark it burned deep inside my heart I thought it would burn eternally
But it's gone, it's gone It's gone, it's gone, gone I can't feel it, I can't feel it Must've found a way out my back door Must've run away out my back door Because it's gone
So I run into the street and I'm shouting into the phone Asking everyone I meet I say have you seen it on my doorstep? Did you see it in my car? Have you seen it in the alley? Was it on the back of some guitar? Is it sleeping in the hallway? Does it cry all night alone? Is it selling itself for money? Does it want, does it want to come home?
Then I saw the world wounded deep and curled up on my sidewalk With their mouths all white and pale, telling all their tales reality So I picked up a sign and I found my place in line And I shouted no talk but the men all painted proud Their words empty and loud are trying hard to sell my dream
And they tell me it's gone They say it's gone, they say it's gone Oh, but I can feel it, oh I want to feel it I can't let it run away out my back door I can't let it run away out my back door
Lord, if I look out there, if I look out there every day I can't let it run away, I won't let it run away But if I look out there every day