Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Riding for the Feeling



It's never easy to say goodbye
To the faces
So rarely do we see another one
So close and so long

I asked the room if I'd said enough
No one really answered
They just said, "Don't go, don't go"
Well all this leaving is neverending

I kept hoping for one more question
Or for someone to say,
"Who do you think you are?"
So I could tell them

With intensity, the drop evaporates by law
In conclusion, leaving is easy
When you've got some place you need to be
I'm giving up this gig for another seaon

With the TV on mute
I'm listening back to the tapes
On the hotel bed
My my my apocalypse

I realized I had said very little about ways or wheels
Or riding for the feeling
Riding for the feeling
Is the fastest way to reach the shore

On water or land
Riding for the feeling

What if I had stood there at the end
And said again and again and again and again and again
An answer to every question
Riding for the feeling

Would that have been a suitable goodbye?

--Bill Callahan


8 comments:

Reya Mellicker said...

One of my clients died early this morning. I can't think of anything to say about it. Bill Callahan's song is just about perfect.

C.M. Jackson said...

yes it is...sorry for your loss ..peace to all

Dan Gurney said...

Reya, my condolences for your loss. Callahan's song fills the void for now, eloquently, until the time when words come.

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks!

cs said...

Sorry to hear about that. Peace.

Cyndy said...

So sorry...

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh Reya. So sorry.

Janelle said...

oh reya....warm warm embrace....so sorry..what a BEAUTIFUL song that is...listened to it early this morning before the children woke up and watched the sun rise to it....sending love xxx