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CENTER OF IT

I’M RUNNING TO THE HEART OF THE KINGDOM

WHICH IS THE KING

AND AT THE HEART OF THE KING

IS THE KING’S HEART

JOY FLOWING THROUGH MY BLOOD AND MY BONES

‘CAUSE I KNOW I CAN GO

STRAIGHT FOR THE CENTER OF IT

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I find myself on the fringes, isolated

disqualifying games, wasting time

contemplating this new kind of lonely

where so many know me, but I’m known by so few

and the action is always where I’m not

and everything I’m wanting is someone else’s lot

dizzying drills of self-pitying spills

oh, won’t you save me from this killer conquest contest

//

Oh, it’s a lie

I don’t have to live that life

//

Every morning is a battle to peel off old skins

tightening on me like wild weeds

they threaten me, make it seem so scary

it’s like weights tight up on me

camouflaged as safety.

What-ifs whisper in my brain (it’s a lie)

I’m so in control that I’m insane (I don’t have to live that life)

calculated like a fright train running in circles

//

Why stay here on the edge of the city

when there are no limits on me?

1-2-3-4 I am walking

faster, one step in front of the other.

Why stay here on the edge of the city

when there are no limits on me?

1-2-3-4 faster and faster

nothing can stop this

I’m running straight for your heart.

 

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CENTER OF IT

by SAMANTHA RAY

About

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Samantha Ray is a songwriter & music-maker based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

With a background in classical and commercial music training and a degree in Creative Writing, Samantha loves putting sound and words around those moments in life that are electric and intangible - quickly passing landscapes, the sacred in everyday life, tension in relationships, and the meeting point between heaven and earth in and around us.

Since her first release Royalty (2012), Samantha has been relatively quiet on the music front, though she has continued writing and creating in the hidden nooks of the years. The sounds and songs she has collected in that time are a fuse waiting to be lit; her debut single Center of It a powerful spark and taste of the sounds to come.