Friday, October 3, 2008

catch for us the foxes.

My exit unobserved, and my homesickness absurd
I said "water," expecting the word would satisfy my thirst!
Talking all about the second and third..When I haven't understood the first.

Jonah, where's that boat going? Your ship set with eager sails
There's a swirling storm soon blowing. 
And no use, fishermen, in rowing from a consecrated whale!

And just like the clouds they bring a darkness and a hard rain's gonna fall
I felt the crowds bring a loneliness and a hard rain's gonna fall.

She always weighed me down but, afraid I might need her, I dragged her around
(It's best to keep close sackcloth and ash in a whitewashed town)
She wore that phony smile on her face, I guess like a bandage on a wounded place
While I kept the keys to every old lock just in case.

Rehearsed indifference tossed aside, Our narrow arms spread wide, 
"What unseen pen etched eternal things on the hearts of humankind - 
But never let them in our minds?"

The clouds they brought a darkness, And a hard rain's gonna fall
And all my laughter ends in emptiness, And a hard rain's gonna fall.
My every medicine causes more illness, And a hard rain's gonna fall
And until I let you go I didn't know, you were never mine at all

But now I spend my days in ever-increasingly complicated ways, convincing myself of the rightness of each word I say
My exit, unfair and unobserved! My exit, unfair and unobserved!

Ya sabur, subhannallahi, a-uduhu billah minash-shaitnair-rajim, al-hamdu lillah, bismillahir rahmanir rahim.

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