10 - used to be a runner

February 25, 2024 9:35 AM

this is the last song of the album - which is my 50th album here

didn't get a gold watch, i didn't get a cake
all i got was a tired feeling that i'd had all i could take
i felt like i was watching myself walking through that day
then i put my card through the time clock and walked away
i used to be a runner cause i thought there was a place to run
so many places i could go under the graying sun
but one year plays out another, and places seem the same
and freedom's just desire i haven't learned to tame

well, a young man would do something like head to the setting sun
and a young man would do anything to keep strong on that run
and a young man would have dreams, and a young man would have heart
and an old man winds up with all of that except another start

posted by pyramid termite (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

50th album!? Wow!
posted by mpark at 10:43 AM on February 28

I like the gauzy feeling of this one. And hey, just 8 more songs and you'll have doubled CarrotAdventure's tally!

Really I wish I had this kind of drive. It's impressive.
posted by not_on_display at 6:01 PM on March 1

Congrats on the prolific milestone.
posted by AppleSeed at 6:43 PM on April 7

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