Close My Eyes - Acoustic, 2020

Lyricist: Walter Afanasieff / Mariah Carey    Composer: Walter Afanasieff / Mariah Carey

(Ladadadada lada lada ladadada ladada dala dala)

I was a wayward child
With the weight of the world
That I held deep inside
Life was a winding road
And I learned many things
Little ones shouldn't know

But I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And the times rolled by
Still I feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up a little too soon

Funny how one can learn
To grow numb to the madness
And block it away
I left the worst unsaid
Let it all dissipate
And I try to forget

As I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And the times rolled by
Still I feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up a little too soon

Nearing the edge
Oblivious I almost fell right over
A part of me
Will never be quite able to feel stable
That woman-child failing inside
Was on the verge of fading
Thankfully I woke up in time
Guardian angel, I
Sail away on an ocean
With you by my side
Orange clouds roll by
They burn into your image
And you're still alive

As I closed my eyes (You are, you're always alive)
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky (Guardian angel)
And though time's rolled by (And the time's rolled by)
Still I feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up
A little too soon