Friday, September 20, 2013

"Oh, light the sky and hold on tight, the world is burning down. She's out there on her own and she's alright."

"Sunny came home to her favorite room,
Sunny sat down in the kitchen. 
She opened a book and a box of tools,
Sunny came home with a mission. 
She says days go by, I'm hypnotized. I'm walking on a wire.
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind into the fire. 

Sunny came home with a list of names. 
She didn't believe in transcendence. 
It's time for a few small repairs, she said.
Sunny came home with a vengeance. 
She says days go by, I don't know why, I'm walking on a wire. 
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind into the fire.

Get the kids and bring a sweater. 
Dry is good and wind is better. 
Count the years, you always knew it. 
Strike a match, go on and do it. 
Oh, days go by I'm hypnotized. I'm walking on a wire. 
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind into the fire. 
Oh, light the sky and hold on tight, the world is burning down.
She's out there on her own and she's alright. 
Sunny came home." (Shawn Colvin)

28 comments:

  1. Welcome back, girl!

    Beautiful words.

    Beautiful song.

    Beautiful photos.

    "She's out there on her own and she's alright."

    Glad to hear that.

    X

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    1. Thanks, Ron! And I am - I just needed that time to know it.

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  2. House still standing? Metaphor no doubt, but one most would recognize.

    Fall in MT, first snow on the close by mountains, frost in the mornings, etc.

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    1. Metaphor indeed.

      Warm and drop-dead gorgeous here.

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  3. I haven't heard Shawn Colvin in a long time...you've inspired a dig through thee CDs. Glad to see you here.

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    1. Thanks. I don't know her other songs, but I'll have to look some up.

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  4. Walking on a wire - I feel like I'm doing that often enough! Great photos.

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  5. Glad you are back. You were missed.

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    1. Thank you. I missed being here, but I still needed to not be here.

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  6. def an intriguing song we can find ourselves in or in need of....
    been there....

    good to see you...smiles.

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    1. It was one that played in my mind so frequently the last month that I just had to use it.

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  7. Breaks can be a good thing - hope yours was.

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  8. That was the first time I ever heard that. Hope the break helped you settle things.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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  9. Lovely to see you around again: hope the break achieved all you wanted/needed it to.

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    1. There was no achieving anything so much as just needed time for reflection and decisions.

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  10. Breaks are good. Breaks are necessary. Breaks can revitalize. Good to see you again. Revitalized, it would seem.

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    1. Not so much revitalized as healing. But that's a good thing.

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  11. Feeling like burning everything down? Playing phoenix is fun, but it's only a good idea when rebuilding from ashes becomes easier than trying to fix what's wrong.

    For some reason this kept playing in the back of my mind while reading this post:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1D3-tY9PuY

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    1. The burning is not always of your choosing. I'm doing the best I can with a choice that was not mine.

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    2. Sometimes disasters turn out to be what you need to take a while new, of often better, direction.

      ps. Thanks for the soundtrack.

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    3. We'll see. Better or worse, it is what it is.

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  12. I'm not very good at understanding some poems, I'm confused but I am happy to see you back!

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