Rick Imamoto - 1988

 

haunted by seasons
of years running by
they know why things happened
but keep wondering why

these are the prisoners
locked in chains of their own
chained by the seeds
the seeds that they've sown

a dream's not a lie
if it doesn't come true
there may be a blessing
somewhere there for you

if you're shackled in chains
that no one can see
take a look deep inside
and you may find your key

there are prisoners of love
there are prisoners of hate
there is only one person
who determines your fate

scared of events
that have yet to occur
afraid that the dream
will die out and burn

these are the prisoners
locked in chains of their own
chained by the demon
we call the unknown

no one is certain
what the future will hold
fear is a prison
where emotions run cold

doubts often darken
all your wandering dreams
know a light shall be shed
on the ones who believe

some are captivated by hope
others held captive by fear
as the seasons pass by
year after year

 

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