From the recording Home Grown
I been thinking about the world
how it seems to have gone a bit crazy.
I can’t open a paper or a magazine or turn on my TV
without seeing something I don’t want to see.
There’s terror on the front page news
And tragedy on channel two.
And faces saying I have to buy something to make me happy.
Avalon, where are you now?
If you could, would you open up your veil?
Let me drink a little from your well.
Avalon, I have been waiting here so patiently.
For you to show the way across the summer sea.
Oh, Avalon, where can you be?
I don’t understand how anyone of us could expect to
feel grounded. I don’t need the madness.
Makes me want to pack and head
straight for the mountains.
Or the canyon or the sea. ‘Cause I would
rather be bombarded by the sky, if it was falling.
Seek the refuge of an island.
Create my own free country.
Michelle Malone ©1999 Strange Bird Songs/Ensign Music/ASCAP)