To Be Content

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safe under clear skies
calm cool and compromised
no lows, no highs, barely alive
yet in my hands
I’ve more than any man
do I not satisfy or understand

as I walk the line that lies between
reality and childhood dreams
balance what I want and what I need
with what you want and what you mean to me

should it fall in place, would you be content
should it fall apart, could you forget
should it rise above what you expect
would you be content, should you be content, could you be content

I was taught that faith could move a mountain
I have learned that work keeps faith alive
I believe that prayers are answered
in His all-seeing wisdom after
the most important lessons have been learned

to find that focus
to balance love and life
to see this world and the other side
to find perspective
to drown all fear with faith
to bridle passion and your dreams embrace

to see the line that lies between temptation and opportunity
am I reaching for divisive dreams, am I selling out or settling for peace

should it fall in place, would you be content
should it fall apart, could you forget
is it wrong to want when I’ve been so blessed...
should the dreams erase, would I be content
should I stop the chase would there be rest
should I lose it all, but save my faith
give praise and always and never be content


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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