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Teaching My Feet To Fly, On The Shortest Day of the Year #SongLyricSunday

I missed the full moon, but it felt dark all day, and I liked it.

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There was something magical about the date, December 21st, and
this season and winter solstice
in particular.

She is no Joni Mitchell, but Sarah McLachlan does a beautiful job, like usual:

She makes me want to go in search for the perfect frozen river.

***

It’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
But it don’t snow here
It stays pretty green
I’m going to make a lot of money
Then I’m going to quit this crazy scene
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby cry
He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I’m so hard to handle
I’m selfish and I’m sad
Now I’ve gone and lost the best baby
That I ever had
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I made my baby say goodbye
It’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

Songwriters: Joni Mitchell
River lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing

***

I imagine myself, on a dark winter’s night, gliding along a river so long, and I would be flying along it by blade.

Maybe, on the Yukon River, skating by Whitehorse and into the night in the north.

It would go on and on, for miles and miles, all night even. I wouldn’t grow tired. I’d just fly.

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