Observations – Track 8

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

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

One thought on “Observations – Track 8

  1. How lovely this is !!!! We all can find our blessings when we pause and look within. The Pandemic has made me into an entrepreneur aswell! Love your song it’s very Sweet. Wishing your more and more empowering journey bringing you closer to yourself. 🌈🥂🎉

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