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  • Please don't take this away from me
    This bright, calm world that I can see
    With the cool, cool shade from the golden trees
    Please don't take this away from me

    Please don't rob me of reality
    With the moonlight smiling down on me
    With light and love and eternal peace
    Please don't rob me of reality

    Please let me stay here as long as I can
    With the calming tide and the shining sand
    With the crickets singing as loud as they can
    Please let me stay here as long as I can

    Please let me keep this in my mind
    Let this picture reflect on all mankind
    And the hell in my head left far behind
    Please let me keep this in my mind

    Please don't think any worse of me
    For the horrible demon that I can be
    When the chemicals align unnaturally
    Please don't think any worse of me

    Please let this be the world I see
    This glimpse of the earth through the hole in the tree
    More beautiful than I ever dreamed it could be
    Please let this be the world I see

    Please don't take this away from me
    This bright, calm world that I can see
    With the cool, cool shade from the golden trees
    Please don't take this away from me
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