Earth To Calm (Matthews Scott)

This velvet-lined silver box Rests with me around the clock Through colored glass, a piercing dawn Through broken glass I watch the night fall Conflict looms in a blood-red sky A child cries seeking mother's eyes Just a fleeting sound of silence plays The day must end praying on your knees Tired of waiting for the earth to calm We huddle together and pray for no harm The flickering light signals the alarm Oh, please don't let it be me Oh, please don't let it be me Trying hard to stay awake I'm running fast, trying to make the last gate But lo and behold here I stand Out of time with my head in my hands The sweat runs down my desperate face I'm stumbling on my old rotten legs The heavy winds build strong their walls Push me back, no joy at all, at all Tired of waiting for the earth to calm We huddle together and pray for no harm The flickering light signals the alarm Oh, please don't let it be me Oh, please don't let it be me