I like people…

people

I have my body
I have my love
I have my hunger and thirst
I have a trunkload full of memories
And a few tidy piles of illusions

I have columns of numbers that don’t add up
And wings that never learned how to fly
I have mirrors that don’t reflect a thing
And mountains that are empty as holes

I have a piano that can’t hold a tune
And glasses that sound just like a horn
I have destinations I used to call home
And a life I forgot how to live

I have lots of answers
And even more questions
But I can’t remember which is which

I like people who are lousy liars
I like people who think about the truth
I like people who smile when their heart’s breaking
And people who are scared of breaking hearts

I like people who wake up laughing
And ones who cried themselves out long ago
I like people who sing in the shower
And go to work even when they don’t want to

But most of all I like people
Whose eyes get bigger
When they are looking into mine

The Thaw

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There are no clouds in the sky this morning
The birds are flying free
The sun is giving gentle light
and trying its best with the warmth
The planet turns, the grasses grow
through snow and even concrete’s cracks
Maybe the hard things need some breaking up

Maybe the time has finally come
to bring dark things into the light
and see them without shadow
and hear them in the native tongue
of every living thing

Maybe the time has finally come
to break the hard things down

Magdalena (live)

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Do you ever continue to believe in something, even after you find out it doesn’t exist?
I do it all the time.
This song is called Magdalena…

 

I know Magdalena’s not real
but I still remember how she made me feel
it’s a lie no truth can conceal
and I miss Magdalena
oh yea, I miss Magdalena

I know there’s some things I can’t fix
but maybe I can still teach this old dog new tricks
like how to stand on his hind legs
before he rolls over and begs
come on, old dog, roll over and beg

I know that time just moves one way
but memories linger from long ago days
not every memory is true
the only one matters is you
yeah, the only one matters is you

‘Cause I know Magdalena’s not real
but I still remember how she made me feel
it’s a lie no truth can conceal
and I miss Magdalena
oh yeah, I miss Magdalena
I miss Magdalena