Saturday, August 28, 2004

Love Is Deep (Shrine to Dylan) (Song)

I am walking through the trees along a path I seldom take
Down to the shrine to Dylan on the island in the lake
When I see your figure standing in the shadow of the firs
And the silence is completed and nothing more occurs

But I swear I left you crying in your house down by the sea
A thousand miles away in a town called Galilee
When you broke my heart I knew that I would always be alone
Now I wander through the woodlands on the mountain I call home

When he called to fix your swimming pool you wore your briefest gown
And he gazed into your future as you lay upon the ground
And you knew that he was shallow and your love he would not keep
And you begged me for forgiveness ‘cos you knew my love was deep

So he climbed out of the water as you floated half asleep
I was knocking on your front door as he climbed into his jeep
The roaring of his engine was enough to wake the dead
When he drove into a paint shop and he painted the town red

Wake up, wake up, I cried aloud, say those rumours are untrue
You said that he meant nothing just an underwater screw
Well, you just sunk your boat babe, and you may think me mean
But from now on my torpedoes are for some other submarine

So I hauled up my anchor and I headed for the shore
‘Cos I felt that I’d exhausted this particular metaphor
So I bought myself a jeep, a nice red one, and second hand
And I headed for the North country and started up a band
Well, I made myself a million and I put it in the bank
Then bought myself a trailer park, and I’ve only you to thank

I am walking through the trees along a path I seldom take
Down to the shrine to Dylan on the island in the lake
When I see your figure standing in the shadows unforsaken
But my memory plays me false, it isn’t you, I am mistaken


2 comments:

michael said...

How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a cab?

Ed Giecek said...

That Dylan Thomas wuz a hell of a guy. Nice of you to remember him.