Hey now, little speedy head
The read on the speed meter says
You have to go to task in the city
Where people drown and people serve
Don't be shy
Your just deserve
Is only just light years to go

Me, my thoughts are flower strewn
Ocean storm, bayberry moon
I have got to leave to find my way
Watch the road and memorize
This life that pass before my eyes
Nothing is going my way

The ocean is the river's goal
A need to leave the water knows
We're closer now than light years to go

I have got to find the river
Bergamot and Vetiver
Run through my head and fall away
Leave the road and memorize
This life that pass before my eyes
Nothing is going my way

There's no one left to take the lead
But I tell you and you can see
We're closer now than light years to go
Pick up here and chase the ride
The river empties to the tide
Fall into the ocean

The river to the ocean goes
A fortune for the undertow
None of this is going my way
There is nothing left to throw
Of Ginger, lemon, indigo
Coriander stem and rose of hay
Strength and courage overrides
The privileged and weary eyes
Of river poet search naivete
Pick up here and chase the ride
The river empties to the tide
All of this is coming your way


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"Find The River" as written by Peter Buck Bill Berry

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    General CommentHey now, little speedyhead,
    the read on the speedmeter says
    you have to go to task in the city
    where people drown and people serve.

    [ Old man to young man: "It's time for you to leave home and make your way out there, in a dangerous world." ]

    Don't be shy. Your just deserve
    is only just light years to go.

    [ "Take risks. You have many years ahead of you." ]

    Me, my thoughts are flower strewn
    ocean storm, bayberry moon.
    I have got to leave to find my way.

    [ "Me, I'm a poet, a dreamer. I've always chosen to find my own path in life, because that's my way."]

    Watch the road and memorize
    this life that pass before my eyes.
    Nothing is going my way.

    [ "Keep your eyes open and remember what I'm telling you about my life. These lessons will serve you well." ]

    The ocean is the river's goal,
    a need to leave the water knows
    We're closer now than light years to go.

    [ "We all live independently, and we all someday die. You never have as much time as you imagine you do." ]

    I have got to find the river,
    bergamot and vetiver
    run through my head and fall away.

    [ "I've got to find my path in life. It's a unique one, an artist's path, a poet's path." ]

    Leave the road and memorize
    this life that pass before my eyes.
    Nothing is going my way.

    [ "Don't follow everybody else. Set your own course. Learn from me and my life. Nothing has been easy, but it's been good because it's been mine."]

    There's no one left to take the lead,
    but I tell you and you can see
    we're closer now than light years to go.

    [ "There's not many others out there like you and me, independents who see and do things in our own unique way." ]

    Pick up here and chase the ride.
    The river empties to the tide.
    Fall into the ocean.

    [ "Start. Go forth. Live life -- your life. Do it now, because some day you're going to die." ]

    The river to the ocean goes,
    a fortune for the undertow.

    [ "All paths in life end." ]

    None of this is going my way.

    [ "My life will end soon." ]

    There is nothing left to throw
    of Ginger, lemon, indigo,
    coriander stem and rose of hay.

    [ "I've made all beauty that I can in life. I've reached the end of my art, so now I know I'm nearing the end of my life." ]

    Strength and courage overrides
    the privileged and weary eyes
    of river poet search naivete.

    [ "Young artists must always take the place of older ones." ]

    Pick up here and chase the ride.
    The river empties to the tide.
    All of this is coming your way

    [ "It's your turn. Follow your artistic bliss. I've done everything I'm going to do, and I'm content and ready to be done with life, with art, with love." ]
    PencilNeckedGeekon April 11, 2008   Link

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