Too Fast to Stand

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Oh, the day was fading and the night was closing in
We walked to the river Wye, past the hollow caves
And the ruin and we slipped into the rapids
You held your glasses in your hand
Oh, though it was shallow

It was too fast for us to stand

Heading back through the forest
Colours fading into black
Up ahead a pile of rags on the roadside
Beside a plastic bag
And the rags became a man

We approached with trepidation
We tried to rouse him,
We shouted "Hey! Hey!"
He did not respond
Though we could see he was breathing
Maybe his head was swimming too fast for him

It was too fast for him to stand

Can't always avoid trouble
Sometimes you take a tumble
The world around you slips away
Like water through your hands
And you can't turn the tide
The river is too wide
Sometimes it is too fast for us

It is too fast for us to stand


from Take Me to the Sun, released April 5, 2011
Composer, Author, Arranger: Josh Barley, Matt Beer, Kat Drake, Kayvan Walker

Producer: Stevan Krakovic



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