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Song Lyrics - As The People Gathered

Updated on July 24, 2011

As I went down to SoCo lane
The people spent their money willfully
They gathered for food and drink
And gave their soul so willingly

I went to the lake to catch a breeze
But felt only parched and torn
The sometimes islands had risen
I saw a new world had been born

As the man lumbered along
What did his eyes foreshadow?
He showed me the possibilities
While he washed my window

In a moment I was back
And the people looked away
A stranger to them and no more
Would they walk where I would lay?

She met my eye with her own
The unspoken wonder filled the room
Then it was gone as quickly as it came
The butterfly climbed back into her cocoon

How could they know
That I had studied their mind?
With a view from the street
I cannot join with their kind

I soon departed content but alone
Further commerce I no longer wanted
To trade and come together as a mob
Is only for those who are hunted


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      Mark Lecuona 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Wayne - thanks man... this is from the weirdo in the booth next to you who observes as opposed to interacting...

      @PenMePretty - Thank you... I went to South Austin for an awesome burger and noted the masses handing over their legal tender...

      @mattdigiuolo - Thank you for commenting. I'm not sure if I've seen you on one of my hubs before but I appreciate you taking the time to read. It was a fun day but from a detached perspective.

      @Eiddwen - Thank you! A gem? Well... ok I'll take it!

      @Will - Thank you again my friend...

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Good work!

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Thanks for sharing this gem also.

      I vote up .

      Take care


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      mattdigiulio 6 years ago

      Wow, this is great. Thanks for sharing. Voting up, my friend.

      Best, Matt

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      PenMePretty 6 years ago from Franklin

      How clever. I love it!!!

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      My sentiments exactly...good write! WB