Out There

Safe behind these windows and these parapets of stone
Gazing at the people down below me
All my life I watch them as I hide up here alone
Hungry for the histories they show me

All my life I memorize their faces
Knowing them as they will never know me
All my life I wonder how it feels to pass a day
Not above them...
But part of them...

And out there,
Living in the sun
Give me one day out there
All I ask is one,
To hold forever

Out there,
Where they all live unaware
What I'd give...
What I'd dare...
Just to live
One day out there!

Out there among the millers
And the weavers and their wives
Through the roofs and gables I can see them
Everyday they shout and scold and go about their lives
Heedless of the gift it is to be them
If I was in their skin,
I'd treasure every instant

Out there
Strolling by the seine
Taste a morning out there
Like ordinary men
Who freely walk
About there
Just one day
And then I swear
I'll be content
With my share
Won't resent
Won't despair
Old and bent
I won't care
I'll have spent
One day out there!

Go sing other songs!