The face of God upon the water
Moving swift without a sound
On this jingle jangle morning
The wheels have turned around.
Took a drive on down past Monkton
Early Autumn, weather fine
Your rod and staff, a double helix
Like a joke you played through time
Always hungry for the vision
I just see the writing on the wall
I think of Dad and his absurdities
The crow that wasn’t there at all.
Michael, open up the shutters
Put fresh flowers on the grave
Let the sun shine on this pilgrim
And we’ll see who can be saved.
Let us see who can be saved.
Oh venerable Bede, will you release me?
I’ve been hanging round these pages now for years
Oh, venerable Bede, will these words free me?
The epiphany just ups and disappears
Like the swallows on
The turning of the year.
James Kerr is a songwriter and singer for the band Snakeskin Shoe Review, whose two albums “Criticism” and “Futurists” have been described as “genre busting”. Masquerading as Dr J, he also presents the “Regal Music Club” radio show on Regal Radio.