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Where?

Lui Collins

Lui: vocal;
Anand: shaker

Frozen in the stillness of a bitter heart
The words come hot and hateful, when they ever come at all.
How long do I think I can hold on, till I come out the other side
Of this tunnel through the mountain of my pain and of my pride?

Chorus:
Where can I find my laughter? Where can I find my joy?
Where can I find freedom from the sadness and the noise
Inside my head? The refrain is pounding, so that nothing else is heard.
Where can I find release from the self-judgmental word?
Where can I find release from the self-judgmental word?

"Not good enough." I hear those words a hundred times a day.
They hold me in their bondage, shall I never get away?
I learned them in my childhood, and I memorized them well,
So that now in my adulthood they create my living hell.

Chorus:
Where can I find my laughter? Where can I find my joy?
Where can I find freedom from the sadness and the noise
Inside my head? The refrain is pounding, so that nothing else is heard.
Where can I find release from the self-judgmental word?
Where can I find release from the self-judgmental word?

My heart's full of compassion for the ones I see.
I guess I give it all away, there's none left there for me.
And if you think I judge myself more harshly than I should
I grant you grace to use me as a mirror if you would.

Chorus:
Where can I find my laughter? Where can I find my joy?
Oh where can I find freedom from the sadness and the noise
Inside my head? The refrain is pounding, so that nothing else is heard.
Where can I find release from the self-judgmental word?
Where can I find release? Where can I find release?
Where can I find release from the self-judgmental word? Where?

December 4, 1992