One of the Best Ones

Guess I’d get along without you

If I had no choice

It’s taken me this long to find you

 

Done a lot of getting ready for this

Some things we learn so slow

But look at you, you’ve got plenty behind you

 

There’s lots of ways to hit the ground

Not many answers to be found

We’re faced with mysteries profound

And this is one of the best ones

 

There are eight million mysteries

In the naked body

Can’t even sight on some distant horizon

 

Like the nine billion names of God

Don’t bring you any closer

To anyone you can simply set eyes on

 

But in the same way it’s as real

Don’t always recognize what I feel

But of the dancing scenes that life reveals

This is one of the best ones

 

Say what you will

There’s no snake oil or pill

Can make love less painful or fine

There’s no theatre

Even of the absurd

Can express what goes on in this meeting of hearts and minds

 

Guess I’d get along without you

If I had no choice

But please never make it so I have to

 

Paid a lot of dues to get here

And after all this life

I’m a loser if I don’t live with you

 

There’s lots of ways to hit the ground

Not many answers to be found

We’re faced with mysteries profound

And this is one of the best ones

 

Bruce Cockburn in Nothing But A Burning Light

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