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Rachel Harrington: Listen

You Don't Know

(Rachel Harrington)
February 15, 2011
Rachel Harrington

What’s the wind like to the bird

What’s the good news, have you heard

You don’t know, you don’t know

 

who makes the moon do pirouettes

who forgives, or just forgets

You don’t know, you don’t know

 

You don’t know if it’s man or machine

If you should run or maybe just come clean

You don’t know, you don’t know

 

Where the seed blows before it stops

where the rain’s been before it drops

You don’t know, you don’t know

 

When the blue sky will fade to black

when your enemies will attack

You don’t know, you don’t know

 

You don’t know what tomorrow will bring

a chamber of gas or a gold wedding ring

You don’t know, you don’t know

 

I’ve been reading the tea leaves

Searching stars

Looking for answers

And I’ve just found one

 

How many breaths do we have left to take

How much love do you think we can make

You don’t know, you don’t know

 

You don’t know why the river starts to bend

where it flows and how the story ends

You don’t know, you don’t know