1. 1987

From the recording Box & Whisper Plot


In 1987
When I was young as I could be
I saw the lightning in the heavens

I cancelled all of my appointments
And went out on a spending spree
I looked at all the oils and ointments
And chose the ones just right for me

I took to rambling in the taverns
With anyone who’d talk to me
I traded all that I’d been given

I cut up all of my possessions
And wandered round with tattered sleeves
Heard the sounds around the skyline
And this is what it sang to me

In 2011
Maybe I’d been misconceived
I’d paid my way across the ocean

I took a wrong turn in the desert
And came across a flaming tree
The smoke rose up forever
And this is what it sang to me