Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere, underneath my being is a road that disappeared

Eddie Vedder is good for modern day poetry. I 'heard' or 'read' somewhere he wrote 'Alive' after staying up for 3 days straight. I'm fascinated by people who do what isn't popular or right, but turn out to be legends when it's all said and done.

Driving home this song got me to raise and eyebrow and rush home to find out who and what it was.

How do these modern day poets come up with this stuff? I wonder if I could do something remotely close to this one day, when I'm not tired from being stuck in the land of geekdom. I notice how Eddie threw in the 'so it goes...' Kurt Vonnegut style


On bended knee is no way to be free
lifting up an empty cup I ask silently
that all my destinations will accept the one that's me
so I can breath

Circles they grow and they swallow people whole
half their lives they say goodnight to wive's they'll never know
got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul
so it goes...

Don't come closer or I'll have to go
Holding me like gravity are places that pull
If ever there was someone to keep me at home
It would be you...

Everyone I come across in cages they bought
they think of me and my wandering
but I'm never what they thought
got my indignation but I'm pure in all my thoughts
I'm alive...

Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere
underneath my being is a road that disappeared
late at night I hear the trees
they're singing with the dead

Leave it to me as I find a way to be
consider me a satelite for ever orbiting
I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me

1 comment:

Matteo said...

Love this song..
It's pure freedom..