For a Dancer

Thanks, Jackson Browne, for the lyrics.
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Salix

In loving memory of Salix Bough

Keep a fire burning in your eye
Pay attention to the open sky
You never know what will be coming down

Salix

I don’t remember losing track of you
You were always dancing in and out of view

Salix

I must’ve thought you’d always be around
Always keeping things real by playing the clown
Now you’re nowhere to be found

Salix

I don’t know what happens when people die
Can’t seem to grasp it as hard as I try

Salix

It’s like a song I can hear playing right in my ear
That I can’t sing
I can’t help listening

Salix

And I can’t help feeling stupid standing ’round
Crying as they ease you down

Salix

Cause I know that you’d rather we were dancing
Dancing our sorrow away
(Right on dancing)

Salix

No matter what fate chooses to play
(There’s nothing you can do about it anyway)

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Just do the steps that you’ve been shown
By everyone you’ve ever known

Salix

Until the dance becomes your very own
No matter how close to yours another’s steps have grown
In the end there is one dance you’ll do alone

Salix

Redbud

Keep a fire for the human race
And let your prayers go drifting into space
You never know what will be coming down

Salix

Perhaps a better world is drawing near
Just as easily, it could all disappear

Salix

Along with whatever meaning you might have found
Don’t let the uncertainty turn you around

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(The world keeps turning around and around)
Go on and make a joyful sound

Salix

Into a dancer you have grown
From a seed somebody else has thrown
Go on ahead and throw some seeds of your own

Alder and Redbud

And somewhere between the time you arrive and the time you go
May lie a reason you were alive but you’ll never know

Salix

I love you, Salix. Thank you.

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