"Folk Song" as written by David Gavurin and Harriet Wheeler....
Summer sky and a throat bone dry
And the fields are all gold
Dusty lane with a song in my brain
And it stoned me to my soul

I climb higher move towards the fire, blaze sun
Silver trees and a whispering breeze
Are my sight and my sound
The thought of heaven couldn't drag me from the path
When I'm wandering here alone

I climb higher move towards the fire, so blaze sun
Watch until it dies slow falling from the sky
Pale fading sun


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"Folk Song" as written by Harriet Wheeler David Gavurin

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    General CommentI think this is a song of Reflections.
    Simple and wonderfully phrased.
    most good songs are.
    b_wgm3rdon January 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe song (to me at least) seems to literally be explaining the character climbing a tree:

    "I climb higher move towards the fire, blaze sun"

    While the surrounding forest occupies their senses:

    "Silver trees and a whispering breeze
    Are my sight and my sound"

    "The thought of heaven couldn't drag me from the path" may be an indication of the danger of climbing so high, but their unwillingness to stray from the destination. Finally the character makes it to the top to watch the sunset.

    "Watch until it dies slow falling from the sky
    Pale fading sun"

    I think this is The Sundays most beautiful song. I hope one day I'll feel as happy as this song makes me.
    RobiWanon May 04, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike a lot of Sundays songs, this makes me think of childhood. This in particular, makes me think of simply playing outside, and how much you miss that when you get older.
    ikickedagirlon December 08, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSmoking a spliff and then going for a walk in the country.
    rocksmithon July 04, 2016   Link

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