Ballad in Fatigue

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The ballad came as ice melt from the Swiss mountains of Gimmelwald, spinning into a blue guitar and bouncing off unending rock faces...

lyrics

Daniel's got it, William's got it, I have got fatigue, fatigue
Daniel ran and William swam and I was gaining speed and speed
Daniel rests and Will's upset and I'm scribbling in my seat, my seat
Daniel's eyes were William's cries and I was standing by and by
A wish to help a doubt to sigh and still just standing by and by
A hope to serve a love to cry and stand I will, the passerby

But timid me turn back the street, I'm back to where I started, started
Once as a mouse, once as a martyr, once as a warrior falling, falling
Timid me, turn back the street, I'm back to where I started, started
Felt as a stone, dragging under, felt as lightning (strike me harder!)
Felt as water, thought as a windstorm, wished as a lesson, learning, learning
Thought as a cup, known as a hand, and stumble again to find my footing...

Now I wait, and patiently, in separating
Now I wait, and wishfully, unhesitating
Now, I wait, to watch for you, unflinchingly
Now I watch, to speak to you, and doubtlessly
Now my voice, is listening, unceasingly
Now my choice for listening

But I cannot capture you, sometimes I do not want to
Sometimes it's far too heavy load, but still I'll go, I'll go, I'll go
Sometimes it's far too heavy load, but still I'll go, I'll go, I'll go...

And how could I stand down when mountains tower over me?
How could my pride stand stronger than a glacier
melt into the stream and waterfall over
my life has been given so how could I take it as mine
is the breath, is the air, could I possibly want to fill up
with the smoke, with an engine that putters and dies,
when the weed is still pushing up mountains of dirt,
tower over remind me please
How could I stand down when mountains tower over me
How could my pride stand stronger than a glacier
melt into the stream and waterfall over
my life has been given so how now, remind me again...

credits

from Floating Felt, released February 4, 2009
Daniel Fleischer on the drums - Photo by Daniel Steinbock

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