all my bags are packed to go

there’s a diamond in my mind

begging hope, left to chance

I travel light, alone, and blind


all these faded dreams

breaking in my heart

all these faded scenes

tearing me apart


trapped inside an airport maze

shadows stir along the line

a gorgeous moment gone insane

with echoes of a pale design




metal wings that carve the air

a window seat among the clouds

sunlit fingers fade to night

(and) streak the sky with tattered shrouds




touching down on broken lines

a surge of power slows the pace

coming back to earthly fears

and darkness I alone can face





(From the album The Wheel Still In Spin)

music & lyrics by James Houlahan

published by Gumbo Luvah Music