Thursday, February 14, 2008

None the wiser




None the wiser


None the wiser, I’ve come home to you
—none the wiser, only hungry tired and blue.
For all my time at searching to find just one thing true,
I guess I should have known I’d find it when I came home to you.

I’m a soldier coming home from the war—
the victor or the vanquished only wanting nothing more.
It’s long ago forgotten now what he was fighting for.



None the wiser, I’ve come home to you
—none the wiser for all the battles I’ve been through.
I see a tattered banner hanging in a blue and breathless sky.
Still I see those colors gently turning there in your eyes.

I climbed onto the mountain top to see what I could see
'no angel come to touch my lips with a burning kiss for me.
The songs that I was going to sing, the message I was going to bring,
my blind and lonely wanderings, these were to be my offering
to thee.



None the wiser, I’ve come home to you
—none the wiser, only come to learn one journey is through.
And that all of the darkness that I have been through
has been along this path that leads me back home to you.

I see one small star in the night
with its memory and a promise of the light
and I know the blind man’s recollection of his sight.



None the wiser, I’ve come home to you.
None the wiser, I’ve come home to you.

None the wiser, I have come home to you.











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1 comment:

TomG said...

Very nice words - will listen to it later too. Just as with all the Arts, the subjective impact prevails sans prejudice. So that, in stark contrast to these words, did I then recall the blessed fate of George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart in It's A Wonderful Life) - who always wished to leave "this crummy ole town" and see the world, go off to college and challenge the world for his due, his piece of the action. Instead his friends go off to such wonders, his younger brother becomes a war hero - and George is relegated to an eventual big fish in a small pond, with his small town wife and home. Only to discover at end he's the luckiest of them all! All the other's worldly exploits and perceived conquests indeed brought them back "none the wiser." Thanks for this!