Common Nouns

This distance has become a mountainside.
When are we gonna climb?

Mandolin sings, a Hammond rings –
I take myself to years ago
to when I was still running
still running around
around at recess with my friends
and crows were coming out of their shell.

Could’ve been seventeen lifetimes ago.
Should’ve seen it coming like I did, ya know?

Mom and pop shops shutting down.
Those people got in that building.
Watching cops drop common nouns.
Can’t see smiles. People – sick or gone.
We all lost our job.
It’s all Apples in the Amazon at home. Outgrown.
Mom and pop shops shutting down.
And that was just the end.
And then he got out.
And that’s the best part about right now.

Everything really got really flip flopped around.
Wasn’t sure we’d ever find the ground.

Whispering strings, backbeat swings –
I just got back from years ago,
when I was still running around
out in the lightning.

When are we gonna climb?
We know we know we love mountainsides.