Earthbound - Jim Dixon
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Earthbound

Earthbound

(Poet and the Pen)

The first line of this song woke me from a dream.

My dream-self telling my not-quite-awake self to write this down! We argued but gratefully the next day I found my notes and spent the next few weeks thinking deeply on the subject Earthbound was the end result.

Lyrics

EARTHBOUND

Jim Dixon

 

Pour the poet thru the pen 

The ink dries and the words set in 

I’m not the man I used to be

But he part that’s left you can’t take from me

I’m tired of trying I never win 

I just get up and start again 

I’m tired of trying I never win 

But I’m thankful for these few friends 

 

I can’t fly but I’ll try again 

Take off running with my fist in the wind 

Jump to find I’m earthbound again 

Am I the Poet, am I the pen 

 

I like the way whiskey taste 

The picture I keep of a girl with a smile on her face 

They both burn me going down

I give it one last look before I hit the ground 

I don’t have wings but I do get high 

Stumbling in for one last try

Well look at me I’m up here high 

Staring down before I dive

 

I can’t fly but I’ll try again 

Take off running with my fist in the wind 

Jump to find I’m earthbound again 

Am I the Poet, am I the pen 

Am I the Poet, am I the pen