Farthest Shore 

03 Farthest Shore.mp3

We were there in the woods by the water
    We leaned our packs up against that willow tree
We dove right in, keeping just what we were born with
    And our memories, knowledge and our dreams

As I swam away from my possessions
    I imagined that they were gone forevermore
And for once I was glad that all I treasured
    Would still be with me as I reached other shore.

Let me dive into the water,
Leave behind all that I've worked for
Except what I remember and believe
And when I stand on the farthest shore
I will have all I need


After the blaze burned our cabin down to ashes
    Where we'd slept warm, now the sky lets in the rain
I found the strings, the frets and rusted latches
    But I will never hear that old guitar again
These four walls are only in my memory
    And these stone steps rise to nothing in the air
So one last look and I'm headed for the river
    To wash my hands and try to say this prayer

Let me dive into the water,
Leave behind all that I've worked for
Except what I remember and believe
And when I stand on the farthest shore
I will have all I need


bridge
And when my time to live this life is over
I'll tip my hat when I think about that swim
And of all the things that make a life worth living
That only come to those who dive right in

Let me dive into the water,
Leave behind all that I've worked for
Except what I remember and believe
And when I stand on the farthest shore
I will have all I need



Written by David Wilcox
Originally recorded by David Wilcox on the CD "Big Horizon"
http://www.davidwilcox.com


(c) Irving Music/Midnight Bonfire Music (BMI)