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Barricades

Cat Empire
Hey!
You're living in a dream
You're burning all the oxygen here in your little room
Waiting for sleep to come
Maybe
You're more than what it seems
Somewhere among the piles of ashes and broken glass
There is a sweet thing

So welcome to the party, dreamer, it's nice to meet you
You've got the world on your shoulders
What did they do to you to make
You hide your beautiful self with barricades

Snakes crawling through ancient stones
Nobody's holding your hand, no one's making it easy but I believe

You've got more power in the twist of one finger
Than all the tyrants and predators
The hypocrites will not rest at ease
A darker truth will bow down to you

I can only see you in silhouette
Turn yourself to the light
So I can see your face
Only broken moments are sacrosanct
Turn yourself to the light
So I can see your face, your beautiful
Face, your beautiful
Face, your beautiful
Face behind those barricades

If you walk with barricades
You need a gimlet stare
You need a reptile handshake
A revolution singing Kumbaya

'Cause one day they're gonna throw their secrets back on your shoulders
You turn the old television off
The lion opens its mouth to roar
But someone's shaking your shoulders

I can only see you in silhouette
Turn yourself to the light
So I can see your face
Only broken moments are sacrosanct
Turn yourself to the light
So I can see your face, your beautiful
Face, your beautiful
Face, your beautiful
Face behind those barricades

I can only see you in silhouette
Turn yourself to the light
So I can see your face
Only broken moments are sacrosanct
Turn yourself to the light
So I can see your face, your beautiful
Face, your beautiful
Face, your beautiful
Face behind those barricades