Made It To the Moon

you might think
that i think
that it’s all come and gone
or i might think
that you think that
it’s been here all along
but we all know each other
there are no
strangers here
so take a seat
and sit on it
and grab yourself a beer

living in the shadows of doom
tryin’ to make it to the moon
not a moment too soon

nobody can tell you
how the needle
threads eye
you’ve got to find out
for yourself
so go give it a try
and if someone’s in your
pathway standin’
just go walk around
tangents almost always lead
to a better
of town

living in the shadows of doom
tryin’ to make it to the moon
not a moment too soon

i remember owsley
out behind the
purple haze
with his great dyslexic
road maps
that went on for days
there were cliffs of
eager danger
there were phantoms of design
there was jewelry
for the taking
in the caverns our minds

we were living in the shadows of doom
tryin’ to make it to the moon
not a moment too soon

they say kerouac came here
when he was
passing through
carved his initials
in the woodwork
like anyone would do
now there are books above the tables
you may read them
if you choose
as you listen to the reggae
sing the
mexicali blues

living in the shadows of doom
tryin’ to make it to the moon
not a moment too soon

the steam rollers of entropy
they plunder through
the town
if you’re old and in the way
well they might just
knock you down
but sometimes that pendulum
swings the
other way
you dance and celebrate
then you fight
another day

laughing at the shadows of doom
tryin’ to make it to the moon
not a moment too soon

there is always an ocean
when you’re standing on
the shore
and when the clocks run out of hours
they don’t ask for
any more
there is nothing so important
you can’t hang it
by a string
so it’s best to just be easy
let the music
do it’s thing

living in the shadows of doom
but you made it to the moon
not a moment too soon