you're doing time in your mind's salt mines
with a monkey on your back
you used to be so good at forgiving
but you up and lost the knack
'til one day, a stranger came and said
"Would you like to go outside?"
"Well, you know I've tried, but the light's too bright
and I'm afraid of going blind
said I'm afraid of going blind.
I've made myself quite a home in here,
it's not a lot, but it is mine.
Though I miss the sun, now I'm free from rain
and on the whole I'm doing fine."
"What you don't know won't hurt you, true,
but it'll never let you be.
Why don't you step outside for a minute here
and see what you can see?
Just see what you can see"
'cuz it's gonna be here
gonna be now
gonna be everything that you dreamed of
gonna be more
gonna be wild
gonna be a supernova dancing
it's gonna get big
gonna get loud
gonna take all you got
gonna feel insane
see how you breathe again, believe again
when you drop that ball and chain
so you took your first little tentative step
then you cringed and ran back in
"It's quite alright," the stranger said
"Just stop and try again."
emboldened by their kindly words
you finally breathed free air
but when you turned around to thank them
you only saw a mirror standing there
just a mirror standing there
take your fear and divide by zero
see how close to heaven you'll go
use that intuition
your new vision's gonna take you back
to where you wanna be