April 1985

 

long and lone I wandered

aimless

            heartless

                        despairing

that the wall of night would never end

the isolation and fear

would continue forever

all alone

dead

but yet

alive

but...

who cares?

            and why should I?

life

            that once was loved

has become one long road

boring

to oblivion

            no purpose                                                                           believed

                        no glory                                                                                heard

                                    no beauty                                                                            seen

only

endless

joyless

night

 

and then

            (blessed relief)

comes the rain

a gentle stream of love

free from the skies

so cool

and refreshing

oh man, it’s great!

            again

my life is new

            once more

and the flickering flame grows strong

 

and the celebration breaks

tidal wave on quiet shores

crashing through the walls

life again is free, alive!

life is mine!

let me live!

 

and still the rain is falling

and there’s the bow

to tie the knot

With a little help from Supertramp