How did I get here, you think.
Everything you ever believed in, lost.
There’s nowhere to turn
This can’t be real, you think.
But this is not imagination gone wrong
Because the cold around you is harrowing
And it pierces your skin
And there’s a nagging drip in your throat
Which tastes like ice
Because your heart is frozen.
Your journey was not supposed to leave you here
I planned every detail, you think.
But when all the signs pointed one way
Intuition tricked me down the wrong path, you think.
First the wolves ransacked your hope
Then the bears stole your faith
And when it could not get any worse
The vultures picked at your heart
And now the taste of ice is all you have left
So you crawl into an igloo
Accepting the sadness that all is lost
That this is the end
This igloo will be the last home I ever have, you think.
I was destined for more, you think.
Then you hear a sound
A crack, a flicker
So you force yourself to open your eyes
And a tiny fire radiates at your feet
And the fire smiles —
Because the fire knows you
Cares for you
Has been with you forever.
So you crawl out of the igloo
Something feels different, you think.
Your chest is warm
The fire will never let me down, you think.
The fire will never let me down.
This fire will never let you down.