Thirty Thousand Feet

from Tradition Change Geekery by Seth Phillips

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I have barely left the ground
The Atlantic falls away
The leaves begin to change
And I am homeward bound
In the grand design
I was always your test case
You fooled me with a head fake
And now there's no more time.

California's bittersweet
At least it will be from now on
For soon you will be gone.
And all that's left is me
Seats upright and tables locked
As we rise about the clouds
I wish you hadn't been so proud
Running down the clock.

And maybe I will see
When we hit thirty thousand feet
When the world like a rug unfolds
And all the stories we've been told
Will fit together piece by piece.

It does no good to pretend
That things will always be this way
Nothing gold can stay
And all that's good must end.
In the grand design
We all have our chance to live
But in the end we give
Ourselves to the grand design.

And maybe you will know
Soaring into the great unknown
Everything in its right time
And all the tales you told this child
Will stay behind you when you go


from Tradition Change Geekery, released July 1, 2014




Seth Phillips Longmont, Colorado

From the nexus of tradition, change, and geekery comes Longmont songwriter Seth Phillips. His original songs range in subject from "raving evil genius" to "madman wandering in the desert" to "unrequieted nerd love" to "hitchhiker searching for home." And the good ones just might touch something deep inside the most cynical heart. Come find out for yourself. Even if you don't have a cynical heart. ... more

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