“Guided By Wire” by Neko Case

“But I owe much to the nameless and all the surrogates of those who are singin’ my life back to me.”

Voices that did comfort me
 furthest from my sanity
come from places I have never seen.
Even in my darkest recollection,
there was someone singin’ my life back to me.

In life, you learn from someone else
that you can only trust yourself.
Sometimes that is still too much to want.

Gravity won’t get you through the mazes.
You can never travel back the way you’ve come.

I could never choose the ones to love.
And the ones who took the credit left me reelin’.

But I owe much to the nameless and all the surrogates of
those who are singin’ my life back to me.

Life is not a constant thing.
It’s only made of short stories.
I couldn’t even tell you where I’m from,
guided by the voices I’ve deflected,
guided by electric wires’ hum.

I could never choose the ones to love.
And the ones who took the credit left me reelin’
.

But I owe much to the nameless and all the surrogates of
those who are singin’ my life back to me.

I see you in the future, skippin’ time
while the eyes of all the faithful rest in peace.

Yet tonight I see the highway
like a cheetah underfoot.
And someone’s singing my life back to me.
Someone’s singing my life back to me.

CPE

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