The shiniest weapons are all blade and no handle.

Dangerous Like Wonder
© Allison Lonsdale 2002
Live at Lestat's, Disc Two, Track 6

In the lens of his hunger I got larger than life
He was dangerous like wonder and lovely like a knife
But I have learned that there are weapons in this world
That I am always going to pick up by the blade
I think I've had my fill of dangerous treasures
Time to think about the choices I've made

        It's going to be a long, hard road back home now
        I've traveled far afield among strangers
        But I am old enough to pray, "Lord, lead me not into danger"

I've slammed into resistance; I've hit trouble and strife
But I'm still moving down that dangerous distance
Between here and the rest of my life
I have sailed through storms that beggar all description
Steering by the stars when all my maps were wrong
I am coming from a dangerous direction
But I'm hoping to reach harbor by dawn

        God has always said "Take what you want to, child,
        But now you have to pay whatever I chargeó
        Why are you chasing what's larger than life
        When life itself is pretty damn large?"

In the lens of his hunger I burned so brightly I charred
He was the undertow that dragged me so far under
That I had to pull myself back to the surface by my scars
I have chased after every flavor of salvation
From the awful work of looking at myself
I have thrown up so much of danger's distillation
I think it's time to leave that bottle on the shelf

        It's going to be a long, hard road back home now
        I've traveled far afield among strangers
        But I am old enough to pray, "Lord, lead me not into danger"

        God has always said "Take what you want to, child,
        But now you have to pay whatever I chargeó
        Why are you chasing what's larger than life
        When life itself is pretty damn large?"

In the lens of his hunger I got larger than life
But I think I'll let somebody stronger and younger
Try to be a dangerous man's wife

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