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Rated #4 on NBTMusicRadio's Best Tracks of 2015!

Written by Max in 1990 and newly arranged for the album Story of My Life.

"When a moment comes that changes your life forever, when time stands still and every minute counts, you see clearer and feel deeper than at any other time. After living through the earthquake that destroyed our home, my new roommate and I took solace in each other. Within a few months, I managed to get a key to a vacant warehouse where I set up an illegal studio and wrote this song, inspired by the Nigerian Yoruba Apala music of Alhadji Haruna Ishola."

Lyrics

same old fear chill us each time
lock together when we slide into bed
same old fear chill us each time
locked together when we slide into bed
slide between the covers in a cold embrace
around me will you wind
like a vine
around me in my room
 
sunlight falling yonder mountainside
my window opens wide
bright rivers flowing down, woah-oh
how will i forget?
and now it brings a tear to my eye
 
i stumble in my doorway
oh what a mighty quake
i stumble in my doorway
oh what a mighty quake
like trees in a crosswind
oh what a mighty quake
my walls begin to sway
oh what a mighty quake
my walls may tumble down
no longer must i wait
my walls may tumble down
no longer must i wait
my bedroom may tumble down
no longer must i wait
my bedroom may tumble down
no longer must i wait
my kitchen may tumble down
oh what a mighty quake
my kitchen may tumble down
oh what a mighty quake
way will open underground
oh what a mighty quake
way will open underground
oh what a mighty quake
broken seats and broken bed
quake brought you into my life
broken pots and broken pans
quake brought you into my life
you come walking out to me
quake brought you into my life
you come walking out to me
quake brought you into my life
 
yaah -
hey -
time -
 
time -
waits -
no more -
 
yaah -
hey -
time -
woah -
precious time
precious time
 
to fall with you
in a molten core
to fall with you
in a molten core
 
your lips
in a moonlight
your lips
spread over me
like some thundercloud
swollen full of rain
 
swallow up the brightest moon!
swallow distant lights
rain on me tonight
rain on me tonight
 
yaah -
hey -
time -
woah -
precious time
precious time
precious time
precious time
 

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