What Were You Thinking?

you rolled out your paintings on the fresh cut grass
it was a bold introduction to say the least
we poured over your aching
following your lead, felt brave enough to ask
of course you answered
you said i am both the painter and the paint
both the sinner and the saint
the dancer and the dance
these were the chances that i took
at once the singer and the song
but i got the words all wrong
the author and the book
then i took a long hard look at myself
what were you thinking ?
you were like a prophet
and i know you didn’t know it
an oracle that seemed to fall from country skies
you lived your life along the edges
left your art littering the lawn
and now that you are gone may this song
serve as goodbye
you were both the painter and the paint…
then i took a long hard look at myself
all the teachings from my father
the words go round
all the thinkin’ that i’ve done
you know i still can’t figure out
what it would take to make you
wish i could say we all knew
why you would go, why you would go
what were you thinking ?
you know i still can’t figure out…
what were you thinking ?
you were both the painter and the paint….
then you took a long hard look at yourself…
now let’s take a long, hard look at ourselves
and now that you are gone, may this song serve as goodbye,
goodbye
what were you thinking when you hung your head and died ?新伐的草地上,你辗平亲笔的画作
至少可以算是一个大胆的开场
我们对你的疼痛视而不见
致使你认为自己有足够的勇气去问
当然您也要回答
你说我即是画家也是画
是罪人也是圣人
是舞者也是舞蹈
这是我自己要冒的险
是歌手也是歌曲
但是我的字句都是错的
著书的人和书
我再好好看清楚我自己
你那时在想什么?
你就像个先知
我知道你不知道的
神从村庄的空中降临
你活在生活的边缘
把你的艺术品弃置在草坪上
你走了,这首歌也成了离别的绝唱
你是画家也是画…
我再好好看清楚我自己
所有父亲传授我的东西
一字一句都在交错
所有我能想到的
你知道我还是不明白
到底是什么让你
但愿我能说我们都明白
你为什么离开,你为什么离开
你在想什么?
你知道我仍然不明白…
你在想什么呢?
你是画家也是画…
你再好好地看清楚自己…
让我们好好地,好好地看清楚我们自己
你走了,这首歌也成了离别的绝唱,
再见
低着头离去时,你在想什么呢?

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That's Right

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