Read the Signs… Fly on Bye… Never Stop to Wonder Why…

Read the Signs… Fly on Bye… Never Stop to Wonder Why…

(Written in 1977)

Read the Signs An Fly on Bye 1

What will she say, ol’ man, when she finds you have returned?
you’ve been gone a month… give the written page a turn…
did she understand the reasons you gave for leaving?
she doesn’t understand…there is no plan…keep on drifting

well…for the moment…like a tumbleweed on desert sand…
right now you are a man that does not but knows he can…
“See the Caverns of Sonora,” roadside sign…a foe…
points to West Texas border… north back to Idaho

Por miedo del amor yo me fui…
cuando se para ir yo no tuve dinero
llora por mañana la música de la mente…
el corazón habla al hombre que espero…

Read the Signs An Fly on Bye 4

A red sun is just setting behind the red painted hills
in the crisp night air you shiver with increasing chills…
City of El Paso is comin’ up…straight ahead…
headin’ north back to Idaho…the marriage is dead…

What will she say, my friend, when she finds you have returned?
stay incognito? or take a chance on gettin’ burned?
trust your soul to love…to re-experience the fears…
drink a six pack…from cans filled up with your flowing tears?

The notebooks fill, each day, full of written pages
ghostly voice singing hauntingly beautiful phrases
words…say so little…in the moment…say nothing at all…
like barflies with bursting bladders waiting for last call…

Read the Signs An Fly on Bye 2

Oh how these black and looping, curving ink pen lines…
keep flowin’ out of me… in arrhythmic, broken vines…
like living nooses that choke the mind to a black daze…
’til it yields to imaginary answers ablaze…

And southpaw keeps writing for days…same old broken songs…
brain keeps tellin’ hand it must keep on righting old wrongs…
“See the Caverns of Sonora,” roadside sign…a foe…
points to West Texas border… north back to Idaho

A red sun is just setting behind the red painted hills
in the crisp night air you shiver with increasing chills…
City of El Paso is comin’ up…straight ahead…
headin’ north back to Idaho…the marriage is dead…

Read the Signs An Fly on Bye 3

You know it was the fear of love that led you astray…
and now…when you didn’t have the money to go away…
truth is telling the man his heart is filled with sorrow…
the music of the mind is weeping for tomorrow…

City of El Paso is comin’ up…straight ahead…
headin’ north back to Idaho…the marriage is dead…..
“See the Caverns of Sonora,” roadside sign…a foe…
points to West Texas border… north back to Idaho

Read the signs… fly on bye… never stop to wonder why…

Read the Signs An Fly on Bye 5

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2 thoughts on “Read the Signs… Fly on Bye… Never Stop to Wonder Why…

  1. Very useful page very wise words you guide me to know my self in this life …..Thank you so much …. Really I do appreciate you

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