Skyland

Time: 4:55

Lyrics:

Sept. 9, 2004
International House, Berkeley
For Jessica Lehman

When you’re walking in Skyland
In your bare feet
The buck & the doe in the blueberry patch
Playing hide and seek
I reckon you’ll be calling, maybe looking out for me
Some metaphor for falling with the leaves.

But seeing ain’t believing when you’re stuck with seeing me
I’m hard to believe.

When you’re walking in Skyland
So high you can barely breathe
All colors of autumn
Tickling your feet
You may not feel like calling or like looking out for me
I have long since fallen with the leaves.
I believe it’s all in what we choose to closely keep
I’m betting on the best of all these things.

Seeing ain’t believing when you’re stuck with seeing me
I’ve got redemption, I’ve got roses up my sleeve
I’m trying to believe.

When I’m walking in Skyland
One day that I foresee
I’ll lay down in the blueberry patch
Looking for relief
The buck and the doe are bedded down; they share my memories
They’ll show me just how to let it be.
Metaphors for falling all will fall come the spring
I’m betting on the best of all these things.
And I’ve got a reason still to sing.

Seeing is believing when you stand in front of me
I’m calling your name.
Hey Jessica…
I’m trying to believe.