Sunday, May 31, 2009


This song moves me more than almost any other song. What it says to me is every person you meet adds a step to your life dance and in the end you have a dance all your own. You also add to other peoples life dance whether you're aware of it or not. It's deep, sad, sweet and profound. I've lost count of how many times I've seen Jackson Browne in concert but it never gets old even thought he does. The last concert I went to he had a gray goatee but he was still hot as ever! Read it, listen to it, you'll be moved too.

Keep a fire burning in your eye
Pay attention to the open sky
You never know what will be coming down
I dont remember losing track of you
You were always dancing in and out of view
I must have thought youd always be around
Always keeping things real by playing the clown
Now youre nowhere to be found

I dont know what happens when people die
Cant seem to grasp it as hard as I try
Its like a song I can hear playing right in my ear
That I cant sing
I cant help listening
And I cant help feeling stupid standing round
Crying as they ease you down
cause I know that youd rather we were dancing
Dancing our sorrow away
(right on dancing)
No matter what fate chooses to play
(theres nothing you can do about it anyway)

Just do the steps that youve been shown
By everyone youve ever known
Until the dance becomes your very own
No matter how close to yours
Anothers steps have grown
In the end there is one dance youll do alone

Keep a fire for the human race
Let your prayers go drifting into space
You never know what will be coming down
Perhaps a better world is drawing near
And just as easily it could all disappear
Along with whatever meaning you might have found
Dont let the uncertainty turn you around
(the world keeps turning around and around)
Go on and make a joyful sound

Into a dancer you have grown
From a seed somebody else has thrown
Go on ahead and throw some seeds of your own
And somewhere between the time you arrive
And the time you go
May lie a reason you were alive
But youll never know

1 comment:

Casey said...

Thank you for sharing tis beautiful song Shelly. I dowloaded it to my iPod as soon as I heard it.



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