adventures in dysthymia

Saturday, February 07, 2009

BABYLON BLUES

I wish the city lights would leave me alone
Oh, I wish those city lights would leave me alone
I sit by the river, thinking 'bout my home
And wonder why I ever chose to roam

Had a home once, now it's all gone
Had a home long ago, now it's all gone
Lost and forgotten, waiting for the dawn
Here I am, an exile in Babylon

I was dreaming about the things that could be
Dreaming about all the things that could be
Nothing's changed as far as I can see
Nothing's ever gonna change for me

Went and followed when I heard my dreams call
Went and followed when I heard my dreams call
Never knew my dreams would only make me fall
Dreams should come true or we shouldn't dream at all

Today has cast its shadow on tomorrow
Today has cast its shadow on tomorrow
And no one but a fool would hope to borrow
Against a future that promises nothing but sorrow

I wish the city lights would leave me alone
Oh, I wish those city lights would leave me alone
I sit by the river, thinking 'bout my home
And wonder why I ever chose to roam

Stephen Brooke ©2009

The 16-bar blues (a la Careless Love, perhaps the oldest blues song in captivity). Again, a few old fragments in my notes wrote themselves into a song (the music, too) pretty quickly.

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