Twenty six point two, you just took it on the chin
Cause this was the race they made you want to win to soon find home base to be no place alone
And they called the lines on your face
The knots in your knees
The kids calling your name out to the middle of the street, so into dreams, you tie your shoe strings and then you go

But here’s the hard part
You never want to stop
Once you start
No you never want to

And when they all yelled “Run away”
I heard “Be my guest”
I thought I’d already caught you in some sort of safety net or spider web or wedding dress
I thought for sure your busy legs would never shred
But like a bomb threat on the goodyear blimp
There’s a lost ambulance flirting with an early ending and a safe bet to a last breath
I saw it coming, now what’s next?

Well here’s the hard part
You never want to stop
Once you start
No you never want to

Lose your life savings, then find them there waiting behind you
Cut out immediate greediness of any finish line fool.
Cross out the grading, degrading, start digging your way up
Take off your number, throw your hands in the air, hallelujia
Brace up the bones that don’t do it on their own, that’s what you are.
You cover my ceiling in rubber cement and those glow in the dark stars
You are my best friend
And I’m yours til death
And if we just step aside
I know this race will end
And we’ll come into our own
We’ll come out of our shell
We’ll start seeing the heavens
And beating the hells
Out of all control
Now out of our own bodies
I know the right me starts when, the wrong stops running

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    General CommentLife is a long run.

    Some people in My family run Marathons sometimes.
    If you run one, Kids shout your name from the sideline, if you put your name on your shirt. People cheer you on no matter who you are.
    My mother was running the Boston marathon the year the bomb exploded.
    We probably remember Those shredded legs.

    Growing up you hit your stride somewhere.
    Something about marriage in there. Being caught in a spider web or wedding dress.
    But things change. and it seems like there are no choices. You can't control a thing. or can you.

    I like how the song changes tempo. starts out reflective, maybe. but then it's all present, here, and not going away for you.

    I don't know what this song is about.
    chuckletson January 31, 2014   Link

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