The Wild One

from by Jane Cameron

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lyrics

he shuffles down the corridor
bleary eyes and slippered feet
on the endless journey to the door to the street
feels the urge to look at the stars
walk free of the hallways and rails
a tottering escapee of the nurse’s next round.

clear eyed and quick on his feet
out the door at the age of fifteen
through his mother’s tears she bid him goodbye
he got a job on a deep fishing crew
lied about his age ‘cause that’s what you do
‘til you prove you’re more than some kid from the ‘burbs.

oh, he was a wild one in his day
the first to the fray
‘til the years had their way.

he met his love in a grocery store
sweet Christine with her shock of dark curls
and her eyes that burned clear to his soul
she made him laugh and she made him cry
they married under her father’s eye
before the kids arrived and changed their whole world

oh, he was a wild one in his day
the first to the fray
‘til the years had their way.

looking back through the years, the heartache and tears
the laughter and joys, his love and their two little boys
always bright in the sun
in his mind ever young.

he stands confused, a ghost at the door
gazing down at the worn lino floor
lost in the rainbows of the days of his past
‘cause time’s a river that he cannot fight
in the end it draws us all to the night
flickering candles drifting out on the tide

oh, he was a wild one in his day
the first to the fray
‘til the years had their way.
yes, he’s a wild one they all say
always going astray
keeps running away.

they lead him back to his cold little room
a single bed in the swallowing gloom
but he closes his eyes and Christine’s in his arms.

credits

from The Mercy of the Tide, released July 21, 2015
Jane Cameron - vocals, ukulele
Julian Swinnerton - cello
George Borthwick - bass guitar
Sebastien Jego - drums

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Jane Cameron Brisbane, Australia

beauty is... tears in laughter, small joys even in the midst of sorrow, a drifting feather, a cold beach, the wind over the ocean, cold fingers on the skin making your heart warm, storm clouds and lightning, rain, the sun through green leaves in the morning, voices singing, the rhythm of a drum, the beat of your heart, the sigh of your breath and moments of pure relaxation...and a ukulele helps. ... more

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