FOR A DANCER - Jackson Browne

    Keep a fire burning in your eye
    Pay attention to the open sky
    You never know what will be coming down
    I don't remember losing track of you
    You were always dancing in and out of view
    I must have thought you'd always be around
    Always keeping things real by playing the clown
    Now you're nowhere to be found

    I don't know what happens when people die
    Can't seem to grasp it as hard as I try
    It's like a song I can hear playing right in my ear
    That I can't sing
    I can't help listening
    And I can't help feeling stupid standing 'round
    Crying as they ease you down
    'Cause I know that you'd rather we were dancing
    Dancing our sorrow away
    (Right on dancing)
    No matter what fate chooses to play
    (There's nothing you can do about it anyway)

    Just do the steps that you've been shown
    By everyone you've ever known
    Until the dance becomes your very own
    No matter how close to yours
    Another's steps have grown
    In the end there is one dance you'll do alone

    Keep a fire for the human race
    Let your prayers go drifting into space
    You never know what will be coming down
    Perhaps a better world is drawing near
    And just as easily it could all disappear
    Along with whatever meaning you might have found
    Don't let the uncertainty turn you around
    (The world keeps turning around and around)
    Go on and make a joyful sound

    Into a dancer you have grown
    From a seed somebody else has thrown
    Go on ahead and throw some seeds of your own
    And somewhere between the time you arrive
    And the time you go
    May lie a reason you were alive
    But you'll never know


    Marco Giunco
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