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Understanding Nothing


by Bruce Cockburn. Buy album CD: Other Songs ME - W


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high above valley
above deep shade coloured with the calls of cuckoos
the ring of coppersmith's hammer
high in the hiss of the wind
wind filled with spirits
and bright with the jangle of horse bells
after a crisp night crammed with stars
it's morning
over the scratched up soil, scorched earth wasted
long shadows lead women bearing water
i watch the sway of skirts
think of moist spice forests
too many pictures
swirling
vertigo
momentum of civilization
threw me far over this time-simple landscape
and I hang here
in this mountain light
a balloon blown full of darkness
got to let this ballast go
got to float upward
till I burst
weaver's fingers flying on the loom
patters shift too fast to be discerned
all these years of thinking
ended up like this
in front of all this beauty
understanding nothing
rhododendrons in bloom
sharp against spring snow
remind me of another time
in Japanese temple
there was a single orange blossom
at the wrong time of year
seemed like a sign
when I looked again
it was gone
weaver's fingers flying on the loom
patters shift too fast to be discerned
all these years of thinking
ended up like this
in front of all this beauty
understanding nothing

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Album: Other Songs ME - W Lyrics
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  1. Messenger Wind
  2. More Not More
  3. Musical Friends
  4. My Beat
  5. My Lady And My Lord
  6. Nanzen Ji
  7. Never So Free
  8. One Day I Walk
  9. Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
  10. Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In...
  11. Pangs Of Love
  12. People See Through You
  13. Postcards From Cambodia
  14. Radium Rain
  15. Red Brother Red Sister
  16. Rumours Of Glory
  17. Santiago Dawn
  18. See How I Miss You
  19. See You Tomorrow
  20. Shining Mountain
  21. Shipwrecked At The Stable Door
  22. Slow Down Fast
  23. Spring Song
  24. Stained Glass
  25. Starwheel
  26. Stolen Land
  27. The Bicycle Trip
  28. The Blues Got The World...
  29. The Charity Of Night
  30. The coldest night of the year
  31. The Coming Rains
  32. The Gift
  33. The Mines Of Mozambique
  34. The Strong One
  35. The Thirteenth Mountain
  36. The Whole Night Sky
  37. Thoughts On A Rainy Afternoon
  38. Tibetan Side Of Town
  39. To Fit In My Heart
  40. Together Alone
  41. Trickle Down
  42. Understanding Nothing
  43. Up On The Hillside
  44. Use me while you can
  45. Vagabondage
  46. Wait No More
  47. Wanna Go Walking
  48. What About The Bond
  49. When The Sun Falls
  50. When The Sun Goes Nova
  51. When you give it away
  52. Where The Death Squad Lives
  53. Yanqui Go Home
  54. You Don't Have To Play The Horses
  55. You Get Bigger As You Go
  56. You Point To The Sky
  57. You've Never Seen Everything
  58. Fascist Architecture
  59. Isn't That What Friends Are For?
  60. Let The Bad Air Out
  61. Live On My Mind
  62. Open
  63. The Rose Above The Sky
  64. The Trouble With Normal
  65. Tokyo
  66. Tried And Tested
  67. Waiting For A Miracle
  68. Wondering Where The Lions Are
  69. World of Wonders

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