Winding down the dusty trail
from Cathedral Butte
Walking towards the canyon floor
playing Anasasi flutes.
Eagles flying overhead
beneath the desert sky.
Makes me think of how they lived
many years gone by.

I wander here from time to time
to give my head some space.
Leave the noise and confusion.
Vanish without a trace.
Salt Creek runs through the grass
as you hum that canyon tune.
Brush against the desert sage
just like some sweet perfume

Eight hundred years ago
this canyon was their home.
Eight hundred years ago
they walked through the sand.
Eight hundred years ago
they painted these little hands.

Yes this is the timeless place
that’s seen them come and go.
They packed it up way back when
and drifted on down the road.
The earth, the sun, the moon and the stars.
meant so much back then.
But the years go by and though you try
you can’t bring them back again.


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    General CommentI love this song!
    kahaleon January 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentalpine you're a dick
    daveandjackruleon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think thats its pretty obvious that this song is about some civilization that lived a long time ago...but the last part:

    "Yes this is the timeless place
    that’s seen them come and go.
    They packed it up way back when
    and drifted on down the road.
    The earth, the sun, the moon and the stars.
    meant so much back then.
    But the years go by and though you try
    you can’t bring them back again."

    reminds me of growing up and losing innocence.
    just what i think though....
    bluegalkton June 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentKang's violin solo in the "A String Cheese Incident" version is so peaceful and just out of this world. I cant help but find my head flying off to this higher place...up in the sky somewhere...very spiritual.
    Phiddleron January 25, 2007   Link

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