Anaximander

At the end of every month, there’s an open mic at St. Mike’s College (U of T) called Kelly’s Korner. Last week, I performed a new song (just before tearing things up with Emilie and JP) and I was able to salvage some audio from a broken video camera (you may need to click through if you’re reading this on Facebook or in a feed reader).

It’s tentatively titled Anaximander, but I’m sure someone will tell me that’s way too geeky or inaccessible or something. Lyrics are below. It’s all CC BY-SA, as always.

[audio: http://audio.blaise.ca/songs/anaximander/live/anaximander-2008.09.24-live.mp3|titles=Anaximander (2008.09.24-live)]
Download here.

Stay where you are, eastward from here.
I will find you, even if it takes years.
I can see you ’til I open my eyes;
There was a time when we stood side by side…

And all the stars aligned when you stepped outside
And I could see for miles into the past.
Who knows which stars still shine?
All we have are signs they’ve left us, their protests against the night.

In a garden, at the edge of the town,
Ancient trees know the secrets around.
In your image, the likeness of light;
Anaximander had something right.

And all the holes aligned on the firmament’s divide
And I could catch a glimpse into the fire,
To see the other side…
Holes to Heaven guide us through the night;
I’m focused on your eyes.

And all the stars aligned as you stepped outside
And I could see for miles into the past.
Who knows which stars still shine?
All we have are signs they’ve left us, their protests against the night.

Amidst all these stars, I see what you are…

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