Reflections

Off he goes

Pearl Jam – Off he goes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hthj9KZrgpo


Know a man…his face seemed pulled and tense…
Like he’s riding on a motorbike 
in the strongest winds…
So I approach with tact
suggest that he should relax…
But he’s always movin’ much too fast…
Said he’ll see me on the flipside
on this trip he’s taken for a ride
He’s been takin’ too much on…

There he goes 
with his perfectly unkept hope..
There he goes…

He’s yet to come back…
but I’ve seen his picture…
It doesn’t look the same up on the rack…
We go way back…
I wonder ’bout his insides…
It’s like his thoughts are too big for his size…
He’s been taken…where, I don’t know?

Off he goes 
with his perfectly unkept hope…
There he goes…


And now I rub my eyes…
for he has returned…
Seems my preconceptions
are what should have been burned…
For he still smiles…
and he’s still strong…
Nothing’s changed,
but the surrounding bullshit
that has grown…


And now he’s home
and we’re laughing,
like we always did…
My same old, same old friend…

Until a quarter-to-ten…
I saw the strain creep in…

He seems distracted
and I know just what is gonna
happen next…

Before his first step…
he is off again…



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