seconds ticking killed us all a million years before the fall

3:18 PM Posted by James Owens

Primitive Radio Gods
"Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in my Hand"

Am I alive or thoughts that drift away?
Does summer come for everyone?
Can humans do as prophets say?
And if I die before I learn to speak
Can money pay for all the days I lived awake
But half asleep?


What else can I say? Sometimes it's like this....



Roxana said...

i love the song -

they also say: You ride the waves and don't ask where they go

what if we could surrender to that riding the waves, so completely surrender that we become the riding itself and the waves? but we can't do that, that letting go of all fears...

(i am happy that you posted again, even if "sometimes it's like this", but at least you are here, close)

Sorlil said...

Never heard of them but I like it!

James Owens said...

Roxana: Yes, if only we could surrender those fears and become the riding.... That's why I envy the animals: they are this pure motion into that which happens. As the song says, "You swim like lions through the crest..." And Rilke, too, in the ninth Duino Elegy (you didn't think I would say nothing of Rilke?): "With all its eyes the natural world looks out / into the Open. Only our eyes are turned / backward, and surround plant, animal, child / like traps, as they emerge into their freedom" etc. But not me -- I always take myself along with me.

(It's good to be here again :-)

James Owens said...

Sorlil: It's an old song. I don't know if they are still around ... but ain't YouTube great? Everything is still around now....