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  1. Phoenix

From the recording WINTER WEEPING / SUMMER JOY

Words & music by Christie Rose
Produced & engineered by Jeff Zipp at The Recording Suite, Vancouver BC
Mastered by Brock McFarlane, CPS Mastering

Lyrics

PHOENIX

They'll love the phoenix with its wings spread like an immaculate flame
But they'll be pissing in the ashes of fortune and fame
Well, I'm gonna lose some sometimes,
and sometimes I'll prevail
Are you gonna love me when I fail?

And sometimes I swagger with my dagger, and a whole lotta young-man's bravado
Singin' "Catch me, if you can!" like a swift and cheeky desperado
Like one smart cookie and a champion up on the podium's mount
But are you gonna love me when I'm down for the count?

Well, yesterday I turned around, I looked the bull right in the eye
I was scared, but I kept staring,
hoping he might blink first, or cry
Most days my aim is straight and narrow, nails and arrows, angels, hark!
But are you gonna love me when I falter and I miss the mark?

And you know that passion's like an ocean, shore lines and undiscovered depths
Like a massive sheet beneath the moon
under which lovers laugh and dance with cryin' breath
And sometimes the edge rolls out a little,
but it'll come back in again
Oh, are you gonna love me when the tide's not in?

Well, yesterday I busted straight out of the starting gate
like I could race that horse forever with trusty speed and steady pace
But the turnaround is precarious in my chariot's golden cart
Oh, are you gonna love me when I tip and spill after a false start?


Oh, I'm gonna polish up the halo that shone some kind of light on me
Mud splashed my eyes, my grace was fumbled,
I was blinded, but now I see
And I'll be climbing up the mountain to where the saints all drink and play
But I'm gonna need someone who'll remind me if I lose my way
Oh, if I lose my way
If I lose my way

"Cause you know I'm gonna lose some sometimes,
and sometimes I'll prevail...

Are you gonna love me when I fail?