Johnny get a hold of your life
Wherever I go your face is in front of me
But you won't believe it.
Holding up the end of the line
There never was a crack in the ice
You won't believe in it.
You are a diamond set
On an Immaculate height, set.
Bury your end of the wire.
Lying awake in the hours and the emptiness
Want me to run from the days we are living in?
You'll only get a look at your life when you're leaving it.
And then the silence says
When you wrestle your plight
When you lie on your back with your eyes on the firmament
Your burning mouth, your blazing eyes, c'mon.
If you believe in it.
It's a respectable life.
The police on the beach will find nothing is innocent.
Johnny get a hold of your life.
Stop on the edge till the animus drains away.
Or follow the loneliest road
Run in the dark til the light comes screaming in
Through the silence says
You are alone on the ice
And you stand on the banks to find nothing is happening.