One By One

09 Feb 2008

One by one things are going to fail you
Going to leave you behind
One by one these thoughts will desert you
Leave nothing but you and the sky

One by one words will betray you
Excuses and reason and trust
One by one your steps they will falter
It will all go to dust

One by one you will lose your defenses
Country, language and blood
One by one your fears will be conquered
You will be washed in the flood

Let it fall away, let it take its time
Let the mountains crave the climb
Rid yourself of all affection and need
Cast yourself upon the mercy of the seeds

One by one the rivers entwining
Mountains and valleys embrace
One by on there’ll be clover and daisies
Growing over that place