As I close my eyes
And take myself to a different place
As I close my eyes
And dream about goin' into space
There are things in this world
That you just can't change
To men and women from boys and girls
This world can seem strange
I might not be the easiest to relate
Amazing how easily a heart can break
Something so beautiful is so fragile
With your eyes and soul that goes on for miles
Replace the frowns and tears with smiles
Life is all about your smiles and cries
Life is all about your truths and lies
Be able to tell the difference between
And life will be the most beautiful thing seen
We're all on the search for love and purpose
There are events that will degrade and hurt us
But we never should view ourselves as worthless
Can we rebuild? Can we come together and work this?
So much of life can be such a mystery...
When you look back at our history...
There's dramas and there's happy stories...
This future has so much left in store for me
I've felt so much pain and it has hurt
Happiness and sadness only come in spurts
You leave behind some to make room for others
But I'd never leave you behind for another
Because there are people that are just that important
There have been feelings that remained dormant
But they all come to the surface in the end
How we deal with them, on us, always depends
Question whether the means justifies the ends
If you're happier with the decisions you've made
Once the field is viewed and the games are played
And you see that so many mean nothing
Once you're ready for unconditional lovin'
Things you thought were actually wasn't
So many people out here are just frontin'
But this is different than anything I've seen before
There are things I can't forget that rocked my core
Changed my mindset and how I viewed my life
I came out of the darkness to see the light
Who knew that it would be so bright?
Some will make you laugh...
Some will make you cry...
Who can make you laugh thru the tears
Life goes like a 3D graph
There are lows and highs
You go from braveries to deafening fears
How do you deal with your tribulations?
I'm not tryin' to start somethin' with instigation
I'm just trying to question this life
So I can see the wrong and right
I'm not a messenger; I'm not a saint
I'm just an artist with brand new paint
I'm not Godly and I'm not divine
I'm just a person lookin' for a sign
I'm not who everyone says I should be
I'm just Collin dreamin' of how it could be
And the world never ceases to spin
Hopin' good deeds outweigh the sins
The day that the human race loses hope
Is the day we descend down the slippery slope
We all have the power to change our future...
Change our present...
Accept our past...
So I research our past further and further
The life we live and the chances we give
Should never be taken for granted
Can dreams make our reality to what it is?
Does it matter what I've just ranted?
Or am I just a radical and a crazy person?
Am I a pessimist sayin' things could worsen?
Am I an optimist sayin' we could change it?
For this life, there's nothin' I would exchange it...
Nothin' you offer could make me trade
This life I've lived and the dreams I've made
I've seen the beauty of a human soul
I've seen you're the only one to make you whole
My heart has more in it than just coal
There's darkness, but there's more light
And so I keep on fighting my endless fight
To see more than just meets the eyes
And my looks mean more than it implies
Chase your dreams to the end of the earth
And show the masses you're more than your worth
Surprise the doubters and the haters
Humble the pimps and the players Show the evil ones that you're better
Be the positive one; be the "Go-Getter"Show 'em the sun in the stormy weatherTake the hate and convert it into loveThey got the crow, while you got the dove
We're all human... We all bleed our blood
And the emotion bleed out our hearts
Don't put it together just to tear it apart
This ain't a physical battle, it's a spiritual war
Never forget what it is that you're fighting for
Because then it's just pointless violence
And, at the end, there'll be nothin' but silence So how does this pointless poem end?
You gotta write it, so I guess it depends...Maybe it doesn't end, it just goes on...It takes us to a place where there's no right or wrong
It's the first verse of the endless song...So keep writing it, cuz my mind is tired
I'm not done here... I'm far from retired
This job keeps goin' 'till the end of time
With each word I write; with every rhymeFrom every verse to each and every line
Dream of a world with no deaf or blind
Where we all hear and see the bigger picture...Remember that everthing ain't always what it seems
We go to sleep into reality and wake up into the dream