watching me
a bird upon a roof with coal-black feathers
cocks his head
to catch my eye
wandering and unfocused i cannot meet his stare
he takes to wing
silhouette against the sun
surrounded by the glare

funny how the days go by invisibly
and faster than i realize the things i think about
strange to find the calendar my enemy
and scared that when i die so will the things
i think about

i believe in so many things
i know that none of them are true
and my feet
firm upon a pathway i am far too blind to see
leading me

funny how the days go by invisibly
and faster than i realize the things i think about
scared to find the calendar my enemy
and when i die so will the thousand things
i think about

on and on and on...


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    General CommentHow could no one have written yet on this little beauty? I find that staggering ...

    While this is a very short set of lyrics, they are amazing and hit home with me personally.

    The author (not sure which of them actually wrote it) is sitting around thinking detailed and deep thoughts about the smallest little things ... and then comes to grips with the fact that when he dies, all of his constant thinking and musing will suddenly cease - and that scares him to death.

    "watching me, a bird upon a roof with coal-black feathers cocks his head, to catch my eye"
    "wandering and unfocused i cannot meet his stare, he takes to wing, silhouette against the sun surrounded by the glare"

    This is the author trying to express how something as simple as a bird flying away can be quite deep, beautiful and poignant.

    The real gem in the lyrics is the second verse ... where he explains how the more a person knows, the more they realize they don't know much at all:

    "i believe in so many things, i know that none of them are true"
    "and my feet, firm upon a pathway i am far too blind to see, leading me"

    Great song, one of my favorite Toad tunes.
    Heljon February 18, 2009   Link

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