There's a road in Arizona
A street I'll call "Forever"
A black expanse of asphalt
That smells of heat and leather
Standing on the faded lines
Yellow, perfectly straight
There is the mirage of a girl
To whom I can relate.
Tan lines on her wrists and feet
Fierce eyes and sun-bleached hair
Tank top, sandals, cut-off shorts
The modern "maiden fair"
Something like a goddess
In that she is only one
Yet her defiant stance commands the earth
Her fingertips the sun.
But she doesn't want to rule the world
Or be empress of time
She wants only for a purpose
To know her wayward mind.
Because her soul is full of motion
Her heart beats with the heat
And for all the risks she's dared to take
She's a stranger to defeat
Alone, she still sees an audience
Of those who have claimed to know
Where she would fit the universe
Or would define her wild glow
Her rain dance is to mock them
She's calling down the sky
The image of her shudders
Amid dust and heathen cries.
I swear that I'll become her
Bring life and vision together
Sing the nightfall from the horizon
And run the length of Forever.