Renaissance — Missing Persons lyrics

It's tragic--keeps on happening all the time
It's the kind of thing that I fear
I feel I'm making no headway
Walls I know are starting to disappear

It's like they'd never existed, strange but true
As sure as I'm talking to you
Now you see it, now I don't want to frighten you
But I'm simply here standing alone

Chorus I:

Trapped in these shadows that belong to missing persons
Names faded from memory join the list and then mark time
Once I would have been glad to have made your acquaintance
Now I feel a danger brought about by circumstance

Obsessed, the quality of life escapes me now
It's one of the things I lack
From the east and to the west
I feel it's time that I was heading back

I can't control these feelings that I have
I've never been one to hide
Become a pillar of society
But don't let your morals slide

Chorus ii:

Or you can find that you've become a missing person
A here today gone tomorrow breeze and lost in the night
Once I would have been glad to have made your acquaintance
Now I feel a danger brought about by circumstance

But I know in the end, I'll be safe, we'll be happy
After finding myself we'll be fine
Any problems we have will be gone in a moment
I'll become just a state of the mind

I want you close
I need you near
You have to be here
I turned around
You've gone again

Chorus I

Chorus ii
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Songwriters: PETERIK, JAMES M. / SULLIVAN, FRANKIE M., III / SULLIVAN, FRANKIE M., III
Missing Persons lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.