There was once a girl who danced to set herself free
to run away from a life that handed her grief
Lack of courage crippled her dreams
So she learned to dance and learned to breathe
Through pirouettes and sky-high leaps.
When burnout drained her spirit
And she felt she couldn’t measure up,
her pristine dancing made her feel tough
she reliquinshed her anger with every jump
Dancing herself away until the morning sun.
It was the only way she knew
because she never saw the light
She didn’t know how to open up
Or how to look someone in the eye
“They wouldn’t understand me,” she thought
“So why should I even try?”
The world continued to break her soul
And she continued to dance away the toll
But her emotions snowballed like crazy
until they finally overflowed.
She danced and danced and danced
But the feelings wouldn’t go.
A void in her heart consumed her
That dancing couldn’t fill anymore.
A calling from above screaming, “Let me in!”
wanted her to surrender control
she felt scared of doing so in the dark
But she couldn’t avoid her problems anymore.
“Just let me in,” He pressed.
“I can’t,” she said.
“I’m more than you think I am,” He urged.
“I don’t understand You,” she whispered, in fear.
But in the midst of the rain, she felt Him near.
“Let me show you what it’s like to be loved
and what it is to dance for me.
Sometimes it will hurt but you’ll have grace
and the strength to conquer each day.
I’ll give your dreams wings, and you’ll have peace
so you can dance with your burdens on me.”
So He filled the aperture in her soul
And mended every piece of her heart
But left her still with one little scar
So she’d remember how amazing it is to be free
Living for the king who made her see
the one who set her feet to dancing.