Swimming Upstream

from by Idan Rabinovici



it's a one shot thing here, you know
and my marking is poor these days
the haunted sky in my hometown
has done a good job keeping me away

i'll walk the tightrope with a great big smile
and fly through the burning trapeze
though the safety-net's been cut down long ago
my mind is still fully at ease

all of us are in the gutter
but only some look at the stars
i'd like to think i'm one of them men
but them stars are just too god damn far

perched high above the rooftops
while drunk girls stumble below
all of them dancing, all of them laughing,
a joke only i don't know

i hope that i'll withstand the current
i hope i'll stand swimming upstream
i'll be shouting out high on my terrace
with deep faith in all that i mean


from Bedroom Folk, released March 16, 2008


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