The Bewildered One.
 
Beautiful words from mysterious places
Behind secret doors and prominent faces
Bathed in sacred vessels and silver streams
Arrive at my bedside and into my dreams
 
I am a simple man with a simple thought
Why me for where they duly sought?
They take me to where I do not belong
Into higher places they carry me along
 
I’m a stranger placed in a mysterious land
Where words are written by a different hand
Woe is me when asked what they’re about
When intellectuals gather at me in doubt
 
I stammer along with my old worn out tongue
Singing my old songs the way they’re sung
I’m the bewildered one for whom was chosen
From strange places to be while I was frozen
 
If I could only remember after
All the words were gone
I could go back to
Those high places
Whenever I wanted to

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