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Coraline,
You were the kindest of hearts at times,
When the laughter filled your mind,
With the ghosts you keep.

Close at heart,
They speak to you like they're works of art,
Sentiments they are world's apart,
From the company you meet.

But keep your light bright now,
Keep your heart bright now,
Keep your eyes bright now,
For me.

Movie screens,
Change your vision of who you'll be,
Black & whites found on magazines,
Will wrong the rights in your mind.

Oh Coraline,
Don't you dare give in tonight,
Fighting with the ghosts in your mind,
And their megaphone speech.

Of those teenage dreams,
Just remember when your heart was free,
Of the burden of those fucked up dreams,
They only weigh you down.

But keep your light bright now,
Keep your heart bright now,
Keep your eyes brights now,
For me.

So you're up at night,
Fighting off the hands and sleepless nights,
Bruises that have lived a lie,
For no fault of your own.

Now you're standing at a payphone,
Half a dozen years of missing home,
All you eve get's a static tone,
And a stranger says "Hello?"

He tells you that your father's dead,
Your childhood sweet is a family man,
Living with his kids and a minivan,
Leaving you in his thoughts.

But keep your light bright now,
Keep your heart bright now,
Keep your eyes bright now,
For me.

So it's been twenty years,
They speak of her who had a heart so fierce,
Even when the wars were waging in her mind,
Her laughter, her fears.

Where's your light right now?
Where's your heart right now?
Where's your hope right now?
Coraline.

credits

from Coraline : A Homage To Jon Foreman, released January 11, 2016
lyrics, melody and vocal for Coraline by Asela Perera

piano arrangement and performance for Coraline by Natasha Senanayake

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