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Freedom just around the corner

Some poetry books

Yesterday I gave an interview to the music magazine, Word. It was a really enjoyable conversation with not a single question about Goretex or giardia or visas or equipment choices. And it reminded me that what I love about travel and adventure and expeditions and challenges is not the factual ‘How-To’ type stuff. That’s why I don’t put many maps or mileages or ‘useful’ information on this blog.
What I love about all this stuff that I’mm lucky to do is the way it makes you feel. The poetry, the passion, the music of it all. Take it away, Bob…

…Freedom just around the corner for you
But with truth so far off, what good will it do.

Jokerman dance to the nightingale tune
Bird fly high by the light of the moon
Oh, oh, oh, Jokerman.

So swiftly the sun sets in the sky
You rise up and say goodbye to no one
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread
Both of their futures, so full of dread, you don’t show one
Shedding off one more layer of skin
Keeping one step ahead of the persecutor within.

Jokerman dance to the nightingale tune
Bird fly high by the light of the moon
Oh, oh, oh, Jokerman.


(please ignore the creepy video and enjoy the music)

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  1. John Thompson Posted

    Cheers for a bit of Bob. If you are a fan you probably have his album Blood on the Tracks, if not I recommend getting it, it’s amazing.

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