“Life in the Dark”

Inspired by Mammoth Cave National Park, December 2017

Caves can be frightening if you have claustrophobia or fear of the dark. They can also reveal wondrous sights if you overcome those fears.

NPT023: “Life in the Dark”


Lyrics

“Life in the Dark”
Written by Kendall Bruns

[Verse 1]

What’s next? What now?
Can we get out of this somehow?

I’m scared, it’s so dark
Full of fear and desire and a wounded heart

Oh no, please don’t
Keep on repeating—it’s depleting my hope

That we can be
Returned to a place of decency

[Chorus]

Life in the dark
Life in the dark

Life in the dark
My Heart is hurting
Life in the dark
My Heart is hurting

[Verse 2]

I peer curiously
Into the abyss in front of me

I inch ahead cautiously
Wondering what might threaten me

My eyes yearn to see
Marvelous things I can’t believe

I’m here, this could be
A most awful, tragic, or incredible thing

[Chorus]

Life in the dark
Life in the dark

Life in the dark
My Heart is hurting
Life in the dark
My Heart is hurting

[Bridge]

Fear and desire
Can repress or inspire
Fear and desire
Can repress or inspire
Fear and desire
Can repress or inspire

[Verse 3]

What do you want to do?
Are we ready to prove
Our fear will not remove
Our collective choice to use
This moment to explore

Life in the dark

2017_12_31_MACA_7746
Cave cricket (Hadenœcus subterraneus) in Mammoth Cave National Park on December 31, 2017.

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