The Fall Of Ray and Krell

Sometimes I think I've got to create everything all the time or else there will be nothing for me or for anyone else.

This can get a little tiring which increases the possibiliity of cowardice/avoidance/spiritual ruination.

Then I remember that not only am I not alone but I don't even exist and neither does anyone else and we are all in that together.

Or not there

One at a time

But somebody has imagined me and you and convinced themselves that we were listening to the music that they didn't write.

I'd like to simply re-introduce such a figment. a figment I have known for decades now as Ray Davies. Ray used to be in the Kinks but has gone solo over the last ten years or so.

He's always ahead of me and seems to encourage me to pretend that the events of my life are similar to the events that he imagines he is writing about even as I am imagine him writing about them.

Anyways, Here's something that Ray "wrote" that has great meaning to me which I reserve the right to explore later if y'all ask me nicely.

Here's Ray

I just had a really bad fall

And this time it was harder to get up than before

I shouted to the heavens and a vision appeared

I cried out "Can you help?", it replied "Not at all"

After the fall is over You'll be on your own After the fall is over

There'll be wrecks to clear in this war zone

There'll be much to clean and time to atone

But while it's dark you can shelter here

In the bleak midwinter when you're feeling the fear

Ah, but when the mist clears, the sun will shine again

A life's gotta have direction After the deals are done You gotta ask the question

Ask yourself why you go through it all

When morality kicks in, who will catch you when you fall

I'm a sinner waiting at the traveler's rest

Seeking refuge from the storm, and I'm a grateful guest

And a prophet cries out in high platitudes

I smile and say, "Hey, I was just passing through"

And an angel cries, "Wait, we'll tell you when to move"

Even at the gates of Heaven I'll be waiting in a queue

Seems like I'm falling upwards Into the great white blue And all my imperfections

You can learn your lines and fabricate a show

But the way we come in, yeah, that's the way we're gonna go

We cheat and lie to conquer our fears

We can put on a smile just to cover up the tears

Ah, but when the mist clears, the sun will shine again

After the fall (after the fall is over) There'll be a better day After the fall is over

So I fell on my arse, now I'm feeling the pain

But the feeling will pass and so will the shame

The bigger the ego, the bigger the fall

When your reputation counts for nothing at all

Ah, but when the mist clears, the sun will shine again

I will greet you when the sun shines again

After the fall (after the fall is over) There'll be a better day After the fall is over

© 2010 Thornton Krell - 10/23/10


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