High up above the crowd
The great Valerio is walking
The rope seems hung from cloud to cloud
And time stands still while he is walking
His eye is steady on the target
His foot is sure upon the rope
Alone and peaceful as a mountain
And certain as the mountain slope

We falter at the sight
We stumble in the mire
Fools who think they see the light
Prepare to balance on the wire
But we learn to watch together,
And feed on what we see above
‘Till our hearts turn like the seasons
And we are acrobats of love

How we wonder, how we wonder
Watching far below
We would all be that great hero
The great Valerio

Come all you upstart jugglers
Are you really ready yet?
Who will help the tightrope walker
When he tumbles to the net
So come with me to see Valerio
As he dances through the air
I’m your friend until you use me
And then be sure I won’t be there

How we wonder, how we wonder
Watching far below
We would all be that great hero
The great Valerio


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  • +5
    General Commentlinda thompson got some fucking PIPES
    Angelcexon August 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe coda (guitar only) is based on Erik Satie's "Sports et Divertissements"...beautiful.

    Ah the lyrics. Fascination with greatness, despite how it reminds us of our own mediocrity. How fear of death holds us back. And that's only for starters; there's a whole world in this song.
    foreverdroneon November 19, 2009   Link

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