Seven worlds collide

Tell me all the things you would change
I don’t pretend to know what you want
When you come around and spin my top
Time and again, time and again

No fire where I lit my spark
I am not afraid of the dark
Where your words devour my heart
And put me to shame, put me to shame

When your seven worlds collide
Whenever I’m by your side
And dust from a distant sun
Will shower over everyone

Still so young to travel so far
Old enough to know who you are
Wise enough to carry the scars
Without any blame, there’s no one to blame

It’s easy to forget what you learned
Waiting for the thrill to return
Feeling your desire burn
And drawn to the flame

When your seven worlds collide
Whenever I’m by your side
Dust from a distant sun
Will shower over everyone
Dust from a distant sun
Will shower over everyone

And I’m lying on the table
Washed out in a flood
Like a Christian feeling vengeance from above
I don’t pretend to know what you want
But I offer love

Seven worlds will collide
Whenever I’m by your side
Dust from a distant sun
Will shower over everyone

As time slips by

As time slips by

Distant Sun, Crowded House,Together Alone, 1993

The year is 1998 I am in my second clinical year. I am completing an oncology firm. I am learning about the devasting effects of cancer. I spend time in a hospice and complete home visits with the Macmillian nurse. It’s a whole other world. I am reminded of mortality in a way that I had not appreciated before. I am 22 years old – I know nothing about life. I compiled a great mix tape and listened to this on my 90 minute journey on the Northern Line to the Whittington Hospital every morning. Spring is on its way and there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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