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Falling Short

What’s on replay at my house.  “Falling Short” on Jeff Bridges’ new CD.

Am I falling short, or do I fly?
While I miss the mark, do I hit the sky?
In my wondering, do I answer why?
I’m alive.

Make a space, boonswaggle back,
leave a sign, dodge the wrath
of myself, and leave the math to God.

Falling short, I hit the spot
of the place where I was shot
from the womb of my mother.
I’ve fallen short.
But is there another place where I can be?
Is short just the place for me, it seems?
Where can I do what I’ve been given, my holy view of ever giving

Am I falling short, or do I fly?
While I miss the mark, do I hit the sky?
In my wondering, do I answer why?
I’m alive.

[Post image: Seagull flying by Karadur on stock.xchng]

3 Comments


  1. Jackson Baer
    Sep 10, 2011

    Jeff Bridges the actor?

    http://www.whatthehellbook.com


    • Elissa
      Sep 10, 2011

      Yes! Have you seen Crazy Heart yet? Great movie. Anyway, Bridges sings a lot of the songs in it, too…


  2. Don Rogers
    Sep 12, 2011

    Oh My! How very poignant!

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