Little Righteous One

Little Righteous One

 

When I was living in the monastry I didn't have a clue

Because I was given things to do

My food was provided

And the daily schedule had already been decided

Long before I arrived

First thing every morning

I received my alarm calling

And all day long a bell tolling

Was telling me what to do and when

And I thought you were the one

Yes I did

You're not the one, no?

Oh well that just goes to show

How wrong I can be

 

Like young tigers in the jungle

And still learning how to read the game

You know I would gladly help you out right now

But you must admit it's been a long, long time

Since we last saw each other

And remember then you were still a child

And if all the stories I've heard are true

Your adolescence has been wild

And I thought you were the one

Yes I did

You're not the one, no?

Oh well that just goes to show

How wrong I can be

 

When I called you up to come out and play

And you said you couldn't make it this time

You said you had other things on,

Your boyfriend had just gone,

And so you had to stay at home

And look after your child

When I said that's OK I don't mind I can play alone

You know I didn't really mean that

But my words had flown

And what you said this time

Is the same as what you said last time

That's why I'm trying to fly

Without your invisible mime

And I thought you were the one

Yes I did

You're not the one, no?

Oh well that just goes to show

How wrong I can be

 

Now I'm living in a house on the farm

I'm paying bills and I'm paying rent

I cut the grass, prune the trees,

Sweep the paths, go to bed

And get up when I want

Endless choices and daily decisions

Now all mine to make

Some could be called good

Some could be called bad

Successes or mistakes

Oh and I know I made some promises

But I really can't remember exactly what they were

It's like I was waking up from a long deep sleep

And my mind was in a blur

Still I try to honour them in their essence

Just as best as I could

And taking all things into consideration

You have to say it's turned out good

And I thought you were the one

Yes I did

You're not the one, no?

Oh well that just goes to show

How wrong I can be

Ride on, ride on

You little righteous one

 

© 2008 RICHARD K ISAACS/ROCKSTONE RECORDINGS