Elizabeth Petty (Kahlo2013) wrote these lyrics on a plane.
I picked up my trusty Tenor Guitar and this song sang itself back to me!
PS - Listen to the end to see what I have to put up with living next to the train tracks - so lucky I had just finished the take. Though I think it hints at the train the narrator is catching to the base when he lands 😉
flying high - looking down
abstract patterns - paint the ground
lines and curves - fields and roads
darkest blacks - to whitest snow
You know that I did not want to go
I’m coloured by the landscape below...
depths of red - lights of gray
tones of green -
it is so hard to go away
shades of brown - hues of blue
I am already missing you
flying high - feeling low
patterns swirling - down below
peaks and valleys - rivers and hills
towns and cities - built on landfills
I’ll be back, trust me I will
I am coloured by the land where my
leaving the land below
to fight in a place that I don’t know...
our country says I must go
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