Dar Williams - After All LyricsGo ahead, push you luck, find out how much love the world can hold, once upon aTime I had control, and reigned my soul in tight. well the whole truth, itsLike the story of a wave unfurled, but I held the evil of the world, so iStopped the tide, froze it up from inside, and it felt like a winter machineThat you go through and then, you catch your breath and winter starts again,And everyone else is spring bound. and when I chose to live, there was no joy,Its just a line I crossed, it wasnt worth the pain my death would cost, so iWas not lost or found. and if I was to sleep, I knew my family had more truthTo tell. and so I traveled down a whispering well, to know myself throughThem. growing up, my mom had a room full of books, and hid away in there, herFather raging down a spiral stair, till he found someone, most days his son,And sometimes I think my father, too, was a refugee, I know they tried to keepTheir pain form me, they could not see what it waas for. but now Im sleepingFine, sometImes the truth is like a second chance, I am the daughter of a great romance,And they are the children of the war. well the sun rose with so many colors,It nearly broke my heart, it worked me over like a work of art, and I was aPart off all that. so go ahead, push your luck, say what it is you gotta sayTo me, we will push on into that mystery, and itll push right back, and thereAre worse things than that, cause for every price, and every penance that iCould think of, its better to have fallen in love, than never to have fallenAt all, cause when you live in a world, well it gets into who you thought youdBe, and now I laugh at how the world changed me, I think life chose me afterAll.