Iron & Wine - Walking Far From Home

| Keith
I was walking far from home
Where the names were not burned along the wall
Saw a building, high as heaven
But the door was so small, door was so small 
I saw rainclouds, little babies
And a bridge that had tumbled to the ground
I saw sinners making music
And I dreamt of that sound, dreamt of that sound 
I was walking far from home
But I carried your letters all the while
I saw lovers in a window
Whisper want me like time, want me like time 
I saw sickness bloom in fruit trees
I saw blood and a bit of it was mine
I saw children in a river
But their lips were still dry, lips were still dry 
I was walking far from home
And I found your face mingled in the crowd
Saw a boat-full of believers
Sail off talking too loud, talking too loud 
I saw sunlight on the water
Saw a bird fall like a hammer from the sky
An old woman on a speed train
She was closing her eyes, closing her eyes 
I saw flowers on a hillside
And a millionaire pissing on the lawn
Saw a prisoner take a pistol
And say join me in song, join me in song 

As this is posting I'll have arrived in Australia. For the second time this year. Yep, I took the longest non-stop in the world from Dallas to Sydney. I love to travel but, if I'm being honest, this year has been a bit much, and we're only half way through! I'm sure I'm missing Kerri something awful, and I don't even want to think about my poor cat, Danger.

But enough of that! Travel is a joy. It's probably the best way a person can learn and become more at one with the world. My favorite thing to do when I'm away is to walk. I love exploring and getting lost in new places. I love making up stories about the people and places I see. I love listening to music in a new environment, finding art and taking photos and breathing far away air.

"Walking Far From Home" one of my favorite songs, and easily my favorite from Iron & Wine, who've got a lot to choose from. I included a fair bit of the lyrics because they're so damn good (Samuel Beam is an amazingly gifted songwriter) and evoke almost exactly my own feelings as I'm walking far from home.

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