Thursday, February 23, 2006

Grey Seal



















Why's it never light on my lawn
Why does it rain and never say good-day to the new-born
On the big screen they showed us a sun
But not as bright in life as the real one
It's never quite the same as the real one

And tell me grey seal
How does it feel
To be so wise
To see through eyes
That only see what's real
Tell me grey seal

I never learned why meteors were formed
I only farmed in schools that were so worn and torn
If anyone can cry then so can I
I read books and draw life from the eye
All my life is drawings from the eye

Your mission bells were wrought by ancient men
The roots were formed by twisted roots
Your roots were twisted then
I was re-born before all life could die
The Phoenix bird will leave this world to fly
If the Phoenix bird can fly then so can I

Music/Elton John
Words/Bernie Taupin


Form 5/1975: I recall illicitly leaving school at lunchtime. Driving in an ancient Morris 1000 to a house not too far away. Along with similarly minded others. No doubt smoking some illegal substance. Listening intently to Elton John's Yellow Brick Road. Creeping back into school an hour later. Where on earth did that memory come from?

1 Comments:

Blogger Sigrid Jardin said...

Your little slice of memory reminds me of lyrics from a song Bonnie Raitt sang a couple of weeks ago, that have been going around in my head - "casting my line in the darkness" - a great image, and I think so true. Occasionally something sweet takes the bait and surfaces! Looks like you caught one......

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