The Trail I'm Tracking

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I’ve been a long time looking
For a light out to the East
I heard it cuts through shadow like a blade.
But every now and then
I have to start again.
‘Cause the trail I’m tracking tends to fade.

I used to be a bird
Brothers at my side
But flying in formation’s just a masquerade.
So now I’m on the ground
And I’ve been a rambling ‘round.
‘Cause the trail I’m tracking tends to fade.

For a while I was tied up
Down in the lion’s den
But the ropes around my legs grew worn and frayed.
So I left that place behind,
I've got someplace new to find
But the trail I’m tracking tends to fade.

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I dreamed that I was old,
Washed up on some shore
And way off in the distance children played.
And my ship has long been lost
Swallowed by the sea
And the trail I’m tracking tends to fade.

When I finally reached the East
The light had moved along
And I never felt so lonesome or betrayed.
But every now and then
I have to start again
‘Cause the trail I’m tracking tends to fade.

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from As if in a dream I drifted at sea, released February 27, 2017

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Singer and songwriter from Cape Town. Based in London, UK.

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