22. Gary Louris : True Blue

Rusty wire,
Bent to make a fence,
Rows and rows of houses,
Cold and still,
Until tomorrow.

Rustling waters,
Coloured by the stones,
Some ungrateful morning,
Kick the sand,
Stir up the powder.

Strip it down
To what you can believe in,
Pass it on
What is right
And true blue,
True blue…

Today is the day,
My branches bear their fruit,
And all my labour will be rewarded,
Then I awake,
It’s like starting over.

Riches and their thorns,
Rumble where they lay,
Revealing sparkling secrets,
To hold you would bring happiness,
Your absence sorrow.

Strip it down
To what you can rescue,
Pass it on
What is right
And true blue,
True blue…

Shifting stages and shapes,
Giving up ground now,
Taking another’s place,
Holding one’s own,
As if you were just born.

Find a way,
Feel without a trace,
Feel fulfilment in this small corner,
With no possessions
To create sorrow.

Strip it down
To what you can believe in,
Pass it on
What is right
And true blue,
True blue…

Songwriters: Gary Louris