Un-Umbra

Un-Umbra

Another eclipse I’ve missed, I’ve missed,
Just like the others that passed me by –
Ev’ry couple of years there’s one
In Vladivostok or Uruguay –
But they never shine round here these days,
They never shine round here…

I s’pose I could go chase them, chase them,
To the Hindu Cush or the Cape
But all that cost, and what if it’s cloudy ?,
For two-odd minutes of tickertape…
And they never dance round here these days,
They never dance round here…

Stand in a spot a long time, long time,
Eventually, an eclipse will call –
But nothing can ever be worth such a wait,
In longer than empires rise and fall.
And they won’t rise up round here these days,
They never rise round here.

Another eclipse I’ve missed, I’ve missed,
And maybe I’ll miss them ev’ry one –
But life goes on regardless if
The moon may cross before the sun
And the sun still shines round here these days,
The sun still shines round here.

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