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The Gorge

In the early morning of an autumn day
sun had yet to rise above the trees
I heard a cawing crow, river rushing through
rained about a half an inch last night
steam was rising slowly from the murky stream
I saw a ripple from a hungry fish
I walked back to the camp and we lit a fire
cooked us up some food to start the day

and I thought about all the time I wasted
doing everything wrong right from the start
watching T.V. and going out getting wasted
just another path further from my heart

as the sun was peeking through the majestic oaks
we strapped our packs on for a hike
headed to the western trail by the covered bridge
the sumac trees were turning red
as we walked on quietly, on into the gorge
the smell of there air was rich and true
when we made it to the site of the waterfall
I quenched my thirst there in the stream

and I thought about all the time I wasted
doing everything wrong right from the start
watching T.V. and going out getting wasted
just another path further from my heart

later on we walked along by the river side
the roots of the tress were standing out
that's when we climbed the side of the Clear Fork Gorge
scrambled up the top to look about
from the peak there we could see out for miles and miles
the rolling hills of oak and pine
in my heart I felt a pang when we turned to leave
the feeling there was so divine

and I thought about all the time I wasted
doing everything wrong right from the start
chasing demons and spitting out what I tasted
just another path further from my heart

words and music by Dan Whitaker
1997 Sunny Smedley Music