A Way Out of Town

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A Way Out of Town


I felt like I'd been there before

Yea I remember, where I came from

We lost connection in the space between

Maybe the currents will bring you back to me

The city life it can wear you down

Make you feel small and drown you out

But I never stopped, wanting something different

Maybe the currents will send me in a new direction

But it's hard to even know

Who we will become

The places we will go

Or where we will end up

You can run around town

You're looking for a way out

And you can leave the town behind

But you're never gonna get out

It felt like a sudden interruption

One that was, unwelcome and unwanted

But I'll do my best to take the experience

And maybe the currents will make me better for it

But it's hard to even know

Who we will become

The places we will go

Or where we will end up

You can run around town

You're looking for a way out

And you can leave the town behind

But you're never gonna get out

I was sitting alone by the shore

I watched as the tide rolled in

Thinking about the year I wasted

Anxiously waiting my feelings rearranging

The sun began to turn on another day

And I was reminded of the star I chased

An incomplete story I must have missed

An eerie yesterday returning again

It's tired and true

Honest and bruised

Desperate for rest

To make it in the end


Fleeting Images

July 15, 12:04PM

Flashback: I am lying outside on a summer night, as far away from humanity as my gas tank will take me. I'm watching planes land on a distant air strip. I wonder where people are going. Direction and its meaning. The runway lights are connecting my thoughts. A shooting star speeds across the sky. I miss it. I spend much of the next three years trying to catch it. This year, it's not uncommon for me to be absent. I am trying to escape, either that or trying to change.

Flashback: I accept an invitation and show up, regrettably. Without question, not my best decision. It turns out exactly as I expect.

Flashback: I am caught in a separation of mind and body moment, dragging out the final statements of ninety-minutes on movements. Then, an epiphany. I wasn't trying to escape or change, I was at the wrong place at the wrong time, years ahead of myself. Lesson learned: mistimed moves foretell the future.

Flashback:...

Flashback: I'm a world away waiting for the frames to sync.