Nathan's Glasses

from Satellite We Call Home by earth immigrant

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(a stranger who wasn’t so strange after all)

By S N Walsh

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Some days he looks vaguely in my direction
I wonder if I'm what he's meaning to see
And most times we talk about others' confusions
'Cos it's something he'd always said to me

Seeing the world through Nathan's glasses
Someday you'll understand
But how can I say what I see when I just see nothing?
And how can I say what I feel when I never learned how?

With lenses so dark I can't tell what he's thinking
While somehow he still seems to see right through me
But if Nathan won't tell me what color his eyes are
Well it's something I never thought could be

Seeing the world through Nathan's glasses
Someday you'll understand
But how can I look in his eyes with so much between us?
And he says "Look with your heart or we'll never see eye to eye"

And there's no point believing that there's no empty singing
'Less you've found ways of freeing your mind
From something inside you that claims to be what you see
But Seeing the world through Nathan's glasses
Someday you'll understand

(solo)

I must admit I sneaked a peek through his glasses
When they fell from his face one sunny day
I had feared he'd be blinded, but he'd fooled me well
Now it's something I never thought I'd say

Seeing the world through Nathan's glasses
Now I can understand
Seeing the world through Nathan's glasses
Someday you'll understand

And every day you're a day more away from someday
Oh-and every step you get closer to farther away

Nathan can see me, and I can see Nathan, 'cos now I can see

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from Satellite We Call Home, released May 25, 2018
S N Walsh: vocals, piano, bass, acoustic and electric guitars, tambourine, The Box™, toothbrushes, guitar percussion, count-in voices
©1997, 2018 earthimmigrant music

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From 1979-1999, Pluto's eccentric orbit placed it closer to the sun than Neptune. Therefore, earth immigrant (b.1980, Zigian Air Fields, Neptune) indeed comes from the farthest planet in our system. I hate to think we Neptunians are so petty, but support for planetary demotion of Pluto was very high on the blue giant, and I can’t help but think it’s because we like being far out - the farthest! ... more

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