Long Distance Runner

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Flame and tremor, check the cracks on the lines

I take pleasure from this satisfying test of time

You always pull me through

Whenever my nerves are exposed

I know it’s not simple; see your glassy eyes, from my gloom osmosed

Don’t mean to make a song and dance but…

My obstacles are beneath bones that you can’t see

I’m trying to circumnavigate them all, quite publicly

You always pull me through

And it’s often your strength that gets spent

You’ve a tired soul, I know, well friend right now I must repent

Don’t dare ask why you’re so patient

You’re a long distance runner, you can’t tire of this

With wax and wood and steel

All guts no glory

We’re taking on a time that’d see us hang

Can’t buy confidence or make sense of the absurd

You’re the foundations of a monument that’s seen, not heard

You always pull me through

Dull ache in my eye sockets, I need a signal flag

Got a list of ‘things to do’ in your make-up bag

An optimist to melt my mountains

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from Fiction or Truth?, track released November 25, 2013

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