Notes from a small island
A weblog by Jonathan Ali


Monday, September 15, 2003  

Beside a singing mountain stream
Where the willow grew
Where the silver leaf of maple
Sparkled in the morning dew

I braided twigs of willows
Made a string of buckeye beads
But flesh and blood needs flesh and blood
And you're the one I need

I leaned against a bark of birch
And I breathed the honey dew
I saw a north-bound flock of geese
Against a sky of baby blue

Beside the lily pads
I carved a whistle from a reed
Mother Nature's quite a lady
But you're the one I need

Flesh and blood needs flesh and blood
And you're the one I need

A cardinal sang just for me
And I thanked him for the song
Then the sun went slowly down the west
And I had to move along

These are some of the things
On which my mind and spirit feed
But flesh and blood needs flesh and blood
And you're the one I need

So when this day was ended
I was still not satisfied
For I knew ev'rything I touched
Would wither and would die

And love is all that will remain
And grow from all these seeds
Mother Nature's quite a lady
But you're the one I need

Flesh and blood needs flesh and blood
And you're the one I need

-- "Flesh and Blood" by Johnny Cash



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