Walkin’

I’ve seen the mist rising on a dry river bed – I knew the water lay there undetected

I’ve seen the clouds rising up behind your eyes – when you felt yourself unprotected

I’ve walked the shallow fields of your fallow mind – divining rod twitching in my hand

Searching for the soul that I never did find – yet I’m contended just to be your man

And when I don’t know what to do, I start walkin’ back to you

 

I had my feet in the blocks when the starter’s gun fired

And I know I’m s’posed to run – but I’m just too damn tired, and so I’m walkin’

My folks they sent me off to college to get ‘starched and pressed’

They hoped I’d come out lookin’ just like all of the rest – I started walkin’

I closed my books and started walkin’

‘Cuz when I don’t know what to do, I start walking back to you

 

When I look at my friends – I don’t like what I see

All them ugly bastards – they look just like me – I started walkin’

I pitched my tent in the sand – thought I’d sleep by the shore

Thought I’d be saved by the waves, but I don’t think so no more

‘Cuz I saw that the sea’s a wet desolate plain

And all the screams in my dreams are causing way too much pain

I started walkin’, just walkin’

‘Cuz when I don’t know what to do, I start walkin’ back to you

 

The scent of your dreams is like a sulfurous cloud – you find your isolation in the heart of a crowd

I don’t know dust from ashes – can’t tell ashes from dust

But all I can do – is to do what I must

And when I don’t know what to do, I start walkin’ back to you

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