Week 388 // Scattering Footprints

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On the way to where I’m going
Losing seconds while I tie my shoe
Hold the phone
Hold the door until I can walk through
To the other side
And what will be there?

And on the first of May
I plan to peer into
A crystal ball
The light of futures we could walk through
To the other side
And we can choose one

And I’m only walking
To get outside
I got no place to be
But I’m still going
Nothing left to do but move
Nothing else but scattering footprints
And filling up time

Once I was a speck of dust
Spinning from a single truth
Hurtling through
Yours is the orbit that I fell into
And there I shall remain
And there I shall remain

And we’re only talking
To try out words
I could make any sound and mean it
Anything I utter is true
Anything I whisper into your ear
Is only for you

Notes
I’m relieved to finally put this song to ones and zeroes after several weeks of flirting with the guitar part. This was one of those songs that made me nervous to finish because I liked playing it so much. As the form grew out of itself, this was a song for evenings and mornings and moments in between; a therapeutic perambulation for my fingers as I passed the time. The words didn’t come quite as easily.

This song anticipates the month of May, from which my context is spun, and through which I annually interrogate the emerging futures and receding past of my life. I am a son of springtime. Wherever I wander, that is what I’ll be. Each year my songs turn toward the unfolding horizon as the spring sets in, and my constellation nears its alignment. There will be more like this yet.

~M.E.

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One thought on “Week 388 // Scattering Footprints

  1. What a great song! The guitar is relaxing and inviting and although you say the words were harder to come by when they finally arrived they had a lot to say!

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