Sunday, February 9, 2014

Tragique et Sublim

 

 

S.O.S. of a Man in Distress

Why do I live, why do I die?
Why do I live, why do I cry?
Here is the SOS of a man in distress
I've never had both feet upon the ground
I'd rather be a bird
I don't fit into this skin
I'd like to see the world turned upside down
If ever it were beautiful
It's lovelier from above, from above
I've always confused life
with the comic strips
Even wished I could transform
I feel something
That draws me
That draws me
That draws me up
Into the great lotto of the universe
I don't have the right numbers
I don't fit into this skin
I don't want to be a robot
Eating, working, sleeping
Why do I live, why do I die
Why do I live, why do I cry
I think I'm catching waves
From another world
I've never had both feet upon the ground
I'd rather be a bird
I'd like to see the world turned upside down
I'd rather be a bird
Sleep, child, sleep

This song is ever more poignant because the young man died in 2007, at 23 years of age, from cystic fibrosis. I have never heard of him before, but heard him this morning on a playlist of a friend. His story emerged, and I have watched several videos of his work on You Tube. How sad his passing, how grand that he lived on earth and shared his love and talent. Tragic and sublime.

1 comment:

  1. oh my god, if ever there was a more vivid picture of the pain of living...of the pain of being human......I have not come across it.

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