Track 8 – Keep Your Eyes Wide
The last song on the album is also the last one I wrote for this collection. It was written in the early days of the pandemic, when I was seriously quarantining. I didn’t leave the building for months. All the horrors of disease and death were so close you could hear the hoofbeats of the apocalyptic horseman. It was fascinating that in the middle of such destruction there were silver linings everywhere. Including a glimpse of a better world. Something profound happened to society when we all stopped running on the treadmill for a moment.
Sometimes the dream that comes true is not the one you expected to.
Keep your eyes wide, my son These days will only be here once And sometimes the dream that comes true Is not the one you expected to Because dreams work that way Because dreams work that way I've had enough solitude for now And enough staring at screens for the rest of my life For the rest of my life Keep your shirt on, old man This is not the way to the promised land But I can see it from here Keep your eyes wide, it will become clear Because love works that way Because love works that way I've had enough solitude for now And enough violence and hate for the rest of my life For the rest of my life