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APOLOGY (Gordon Lightfoot) Recorded Gordon Lightfoot 1969 I remember everything I've learned about survival I've walked with fools and kings And even read the bible. There I came upon some lines Giving me direction Gather not your gold on earth Your kingdom is in heaven. But I chose to live instead Inside the shell they gave me 'Til in spite of everything Good fortune came to find me. I tried my best to run away But I could not avoid the feelin' Soon I was reelin' on my feet I made a grab at anything The earth was gone And I was on a vicious circle then. After I'd gone and let myself surrender I didn't want to die at all I thought I'd live forever. And she gave me everything A king could never borrow But I twisted all her gifts Her wisdom was my sorrow. And so I left her cryin' And roamed across the river The angels offered me their hands But I could not forget her. So I came to where she was By river, road and reason I slept beneath her window In the moonlight summer season. But I could not go inside I heard the sound of laughter The rustle of her hair upon his skin. I made a grab at anything The earth was gone And I was on a vicious circle then. After I'd gone to cry down my sorrow I didn't want to live no more Nor face the bright tomorrow. Then I remembered everything I've learned about survival Havin' walked with fools and kings I've even read the bible. I remember all those lines Giving me direction Gather not your gold on earth It will not pass inspection. And still I think when I'm alone Away from all night's splendor If gold could buy one night with her I wish I had some to send her. (Contributed by David Story - April 2013)

    


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