Rise Up Singing

22 years dying slowly in Lakota
Waiting on your chance to hit the road and show ’em what your made of
Tatooed lady at the fair saw into your future
Said “Boy, with a little bit of luck, I see you’re gonna make it”
And I believe son you will make it…and you will

Rise up singing and lay back easy into the arms of a world held open wide
Youre gonna rise up singing and lay back easy into the arms of a love you don’t need to hide

Another day fades out the window of the diner
As you’re dreaming ‘bout the day you’ll take the stage, finally free to shine
Tough boy in the corner been giving you the sweet eye
I know it takes everything you’ve got not to cross that line
Oh baby, stay on the safe side of that line..til you can..

Rise up singing and lay back easy into the arms of a world held open wide
Oh you will rise up singing, you’re gonna lay back easy, into the arms of a love you don’t need to hide

Standing in the doorway, tears in your eyes
I know you’ve got to leave boy but it kills me
Wish I could have told you to just be who you are
But there’s no place for your light in this darkness

Two days on the bus, ten miles from New Orleans
A million miles away from everything you’ve been
You call just to say you can’t believe this is for real..
You want so bad I think you’d take the devil’s deal
You want it so bad…but you’ll see..

You will rise up singing and lay back easy into the arms of a world held open wide
Oh you will rise up singing and lay back easy, into the arms of a love you don’t need to hide.

Oh boy, you’ll never need to hide…no no, never need to hide, no my love you’ll never need to hide