Once Upon A Time – lyrics & inspiration

This song was written in a kind of subconscious stream… I’m not quite sure why I wrote it but whenever I perform it, it moves me very deeply. I guess it’s about confusion in identifying what is true love and what is passing fancy… we all have to tread this path.

Lyrics:

Once upon a time
Couldn’t see myself in your eyes
For your eyes were too full of life to reflect anything without
Once upon a time
Couldn’t see myself in your life
For your life was too rich and high to let anything lowly in

How the table has turned upon its shameless lies
How I ever burned for the fire of your eyes
How the table has turned upon its shameless lies
How I ever burned for the fire of your eyes

Time has passed and now
There I am within your eyes
Am I full enough of life for you or are your eyes but hollowed voids inside?
Now that time has passed
Here I reside within your heart
Here I fill your soul with life and fill your life with soul

How the table has turned within your shameless eyes
How I wish to return to the truth within old lies
And I’m not sure which I prefer, to be with or without you
In truth, for what do I burn: your fire or your love?

Your fire or your love
Your fire or your love
Once upon a time it was barely enough
But now I would give anything
To return to the truth within old lies
Don’t want to long for my reflection in the emptiness of your tempting eyes

Once upon a time
I cared for none of this
Wrapped in selfish solitude, I cared for nothing true
Now that time has passed
I search for lasting bliss
With yearning do I search; with longing I care for only you
But once upon a time
That all fell through
That all fell through

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