From the recording Vision of a New Dawn


VISION OF A NEW DAWNCopyright 2013 Mike VisaggioI have awakened, I have awakened,In a place where I've arrived I know not howAnd in my waking I've been seen makingAll the markings of a life in the here and nowI have been searching, I have been searchingFor a dream whose start and finish I composedBut in my dreaming I wanted meaningAnd a life of independence from all foes   In spite of all the things I wished upon my pillow   In spite of nothing that I took for granted shown   There is a land I know that I must find   A place where I can rest my mind   A people waiting for my coming    And a freedom kept unknownYou tried to greet me, you tried to greet meIn the space where you had found me unawareAnd in your greeting, you found me fleetingFor the moment wasn't meant to be a dareYou told me stories, you told me storiesAnd the endings happily on the other shoreI found compelling what you were sellingBut there's a line that I must follow evermore   Because of all the thousand dreams upon my pillow   Because of knowing that my place elswhere must be   There is a life I know that I must find   An aura tyrants cannot bind   Another vista for my vision   And the last eventualityVision see                    Light is here                      Soar like birdsNew to me                    And still a tear                   Speak the wordsDawn its name              Another life                        And take flight A world insane              Sharpens the knife             To reach the heights----- instrumental ----Vision see, New to meDawn its name, Bright freedom flameIn celebration, in celebrationOf the realized individual I shall liveFrom your derision comes my decision,A collective hope is not my debt to giveSo I will stand here, yes I will stand here,And proclaim the truth that you don't want to hearJust in my passing, say I was lastingOne must take the reins of life to conquer fear     I have held a miracle in between my trembling hands     And I have lived the moment where I stood between two lands     I've seen the stellar lightning that illuminates the plan     And in the day it comes to pass     And in the promise it will last     The price of the true brotherhood of man