This Restless Time

by Micah Gilbert

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Artwork for this track by Jason Edwards. Used by permission.


These common things I have I keep to soothe me
These pieces that I save, they mark my time well
These memories that serve better than a simple word
Flow like the water does, soar like the bird flies

No form defines this restless time
No rod divines this world of mine

Our single histories are built on quicksand
These cradled images, the sum is more than nothing
And nothing comes to rest, these waters labour endlessly
To etch these cavern walls that tell our stories

No form defines this restless time
No rod divines this world of mine

I see a place and it looks familiar
I see a face but it's turning its gaze to look away
I hear a sound but it's weak and distant
I hear a voice but I think my mind's playing tricks on me
After all I recall what I cannot reach

These simple things we keep as our reminders
Are bits and pieces sewn and tightly woven
These patchwork images of things we've chosen
We hold like parachutes in case we need them

No form defines this restless time
No rod divines this world of mine

Someone left the door ajar
Someone let the candle burn down
Someone let the wind blow through
Someone let the candle burn away


released June 17, 2014
Produced by Garry Rindfuss and Micah Gilbert

From Book Of Changes, released 01 May 1993
Drums: Scott Stewart
Bass: Dave Furlong
Vocal, acoustic & electric guitars, piano,organ: Micah Gilbert
Electric guitar: Eric Chial
Tambourine: Garry Rindfuss
Backing vocals: Micah Gilbert, Garry Rindfuss



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