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We arrive under strange conditions, unique positions, something not quite right
Open eyes see the world around us, that time has found us under different shades of light
We survive under dark oppression and great depression, wealth beyond our dreams
We surmise all our circumstances, we take our chances and live beyond our means

Moving through the space that we've been given
by foot or engine, in feast or famine
Reaching for a place beyond our vision as so many different shades of light surround you
It comes around to, it all comes down to

Decisions decisions when made with precision design our envisioned lives
Decisions decisions leave lasting incisions, create new divisions inside

Playing with the hand that we've been given
in love or contention, abused or abandoned
Dealing with events beyond our control,
as the joy and tragedy of life surrounds you
It comes around to, it all comes down to

We survive under all conditions and bad decisions wherever we may roam
But open eyes see there's one who'll guide us,
if we'll confide decisions won't be made alone

Decisions decisions our greatest of freedoms, our heaviest burdens sometimes
Decisions decisions our only possessions when we've reached the end of our lives
Decisions decisions will raise or condemn us,
find repentance, grace and forgiveness, find faith and wisdom in time


from Perspective, released October 27, 2012



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jake nielsen Richmond, Virginia

Jake is a piano teacher and recording artist who loves Dream Theater, Billy Joel, Neal Morse, Ben Folds Five and many other bands that rock.

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