Lyrics: You Must Wander

July 20, 2021

“You Must Wander”

The cracks are showing through the walls
amidst your formal dining hall
A fate of choices, so you say,
a child who still thinks it’s a game

Your wandering is overdue
and it’s time
To set your feet down on the ground,
in the desert now.
Tablets broken,
Calfs so golden they smash rock
Heart beholden on a place
Far away from here
But you must wander now, my dear

Your place will never be the same
New shapes of meaning take on your name
A force beholding every storm
You’ll ride the ridges till reborn

But your wandering is overdue
and it’s time
you set your feet down on the ground
in the desert now.
Tablets broken
Calfs so golden they smash rock
Heart beholden on a place
Far away from here
But you must wander now, my dear


You must wander now, my dear

——

Words and music by Charlie Young.

© Charlie Young, 2021

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