Manifestational Blues

Songs of Ascension : Track 6

Stood in a cathedral
With mud on my shoes

I found the Celtic way
I go where Pagans play
I found Zen
…just then
I walked the Christian path
Rolled one leg up and had to laugh
I found the crystal maze
I toke the purple haze

Stood in a cathedral
With mud on my shoes

I walk with warriors
I talk with worriers
I flew above them all
Because I felt so small
I hammered nails in my hands
Because I didn't understand
What it is to be me
What it is to be

Stood in a cathedral
With mud on my shoes
Rubbing in the manifestational
Blues

(pause)

 

I fell in love once or twice
…..nice

 


I found the innermost truth
And the fountain of youth
I left them on a bus
And they started to rust
I found the innermost truth
And the fountain of youth


Stood in a cathedral
With mud on my shoes
Rubbing in the manifestational
Blues
Goddam Blues
So blue…

 

I learn my lesson in Tao
Learn to live in the now
I read all the right books
But I forgot to look
At all the world all around
I stopped believing in sound
I hid myself in a cave
Where I ranted and raved
About the old days
Hey man the old ways

Mud on my shoes
Mud on my shoes
Mud on my

Shoes

 

c Strawb 1996