Watching The Blue, Blue Sky

by alexrambler

The days keep on a-flying by
Happens so easily when you’re high
If I were a professor, I’d teach
And if I were a reverend, I’d preach
But I’m nothing but a simple guy
I like to sit by the river and watch the blue, blue sky

Time moves on like a rocket ship
It’s never slow, always so very quick
If I were a doctor, I’d heal the sick
Or a construction worker, I’d lay down those bricks
I’m just hoping for something good to pass by
For now I just sit by the river and keep watching the blue, blue sky

I’ve got my beliefs just like everybody I guess
I’m like you and you’re like me, more or less
Good times, bad times they come visit us all
How do you live with joy when it’s so easy to fall
Don’t ask me, I don’t know much about it
I find it so hard to commit, admit and submit
To the confined limits of reality
The breeding ground of insanity

There’s so much space here to be filled
Many have fought over it, a lot have been killed
If I were a soldier, I’d fight for peace
Were I an adventurer, I’d search for the golden fleece
Still I’m just this unsound, broke down tall guy
And I just sit by the river and keep watching the blue, blue sky

This land that’s supposed to be yours and mine
Is ravaged by those who only help their own kind
If I were a sculptor, I’d carve these words in stone
Were I a rebel, I’d make the oppressors get off their thrones
What is there to do when no one hears your cry
I just sit by the river and keep watching the blue, blue sky

You may feel all right with your houses and cars
Sometimes I wonder if I can feel something at all
Serenity is what I’ve been looking for all my life
Not easy when you’re troubled with other folks strife
Those who may never cut the rope that binds them down
That’s why I walk around with a frown in this town
On the verge of going delirious
With my lingering weariness

Off I go walking down the same old road
Keepin’ on carrying my heavy inner load
If I was an explorer, I’d travel to the milky way’s stars
A human in search of the far away beautiful worlds
But I’m stuck on this rock and thereby
I sit by the river and keep watching the blue, blue sky
Perhaps someday I’ll defy it all and let fly my weary sigh
‘Til then I sit by the river and keep watching the blue, blue sky

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