September 10, 2009

Unfurled (lyric)

For a friend who gets it.

We've been walking for a while, you and I
Through purple nights and lavender mornings
Through the mountains of truth and the valleys of lies
Washed the mud off our shoes and kept going
We've been walking for a while, you and I
Long lost track of the miles we have gone
And, darling, maybe we will never fly
But we can walk as far as anyone

And if we are rivers, all we can do is flow
Through the grass of summer and the rocks of winter
And if we are flowers, then we have unfurled
And now it's up to us to blaze or wither

Maybe you and I have seen too much
It happens when you keep your eyes too open
Broke our nails, burned our fingers, but never lost our touch
Lost our way, but never lost hope
And the times that we stumbled or crumbled or wept,
All the loose ends that almost unraveled
All the cracks on our hearts - ah, they just make the map
Of all the roads we have traveled

And if we are rivers, all we can do is flow
Through the grass of summer and the rocks of winter
And if we are flowers, then we have unfurled
And now it's up to us to blaze or wither

1 comment:

Tina said...

Wow. This practically moved me to tears when I read it just now. It's just beautiful. And I love walking. It's like a form of meditation to me. This really moved me.