ARLO GUTHRIE lyrics - Stairs

ARLO GUTHRIE
"Stairs"
(Arlo Guthrie)

Every now and again when the world seems blue
And all of the trials there disappear in you
They say that there's a way to get across the bridge
But I wouldn't be standing here upon this ridge

If I thought that I knew
That the way to get across to you
Was this high and winding stair - I'd be there

I saw the destiny of nations on TV
I didn't want to miss it so I didn't go to sleep
It really was exciting when the whole world turned to rust
But I wouldn't be human and made out of this dust

You hold me very closely as we walk along the sand
You tell me that you'll meet me where the water meets the land
I know I ain't the only one to feel so minute
But I wouldn't be standing here looking so cute

There will be time enough for sorrow
I'll be there, I'll be there
Yesterday's gone until tommorow
I don't care, I don't care

Ever since the world began and back before that too
You took me in your confidence and told me I was you
It just seems kind of funny now to wlak along the path
And I wouldn't be standing here about to laugh