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Close to the Edge


This is wild – I simply hit the button on the Youtube and I’m transported back to 1972 and high school days.[Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3

Am I smoking a joint in Mike’s room, surrounded by superb fidelity, with the window fan on and the towel under the door?

Or am with Steve getting ready for another Saturday night?

Or are we cruising in my big yellow Buick down Gory Brook Road with the 8-track blasting and beers and joints flying?

Or are we all walking through Hackley and the Crest pool, sharing joints with gloves on our right hand to grasp the freezing beer cans?

Or in Robby’s blue Chevy Nova wagon, electric cool-aid acid test and all that jive?

Or parked down by the Eagle – down by the river?

Or loaded in Setback Inn at 4 am closing time?

Why is Steve A. driving Skip’s Mustang so fast? I think I gotta puke.

Or skinny dipping with drunk young girls?

Or at Skip’s still partying at 6 am? Where’s Johnny Stiloski?

I can’t recall, but I can still hear the lyrics:

On the hill we viewed the silence of the valley,

Called to witness cycles only of the past.

And we reach all this with movements in between the said remark.

Close to the edge, down by the river.

Down at the end, round by the corner.

Seasons will pass you by,

Now that it’s all over and done.

Called to the seed, ride to the sun.

Now that you find, now that you’re whole.

Seasons will pass you by,

I get up, I get down.

I get up, I get down

Yup. I’m Roundabout and it is a long distance runaround.

Emotion revealed is the ocean made. And I’ve seen a lot of good people turn their heads to what is right and surround themselves with themselves.

And you and I climb over the sea to the valley and reach out for reasons … a mood for a day or for Heaven?

"The Eagle" - close to the edge, down by the river

"The Eagle" - close to the edge, down by the river

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