I Went Walking Far From Home

20 May

If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish. – Charles Dickens

Distance: 5.5 miles

Neighborhoods traversed: Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Prospect Heights, Park Slope

Number of streets/blocks crossed: 79

Number of avenues crossed: 8

Musical accompaniment: Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes (all photo captions are song lyrics)

Purpose: Transportation, Thinking

Frequency: 5 – 6 times a week

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The whole world’s just a little oyster

SAM_2649

Another century spent pointing guns at everything that moves

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I can’t tell where the canvass stops, homesick as an astronaut.

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Encoded arc our common cause

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You can choose the high or the lower road

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As we pass over on the arc of time

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But the devil’s in the details

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The worm in my heart is the apple of your eye.

SAM_2679

A downpour of sweat, damp cotton clouds

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This is the first day of my life
Swear I was born right in the doorway

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So you walk that way, I’ll walk this way

SAM_2665

Did it all get real, I guess it’s real enough
They got refrigerators full of blood

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I watched your face die backwards
Little baby in my memory

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But I bet the stars seemed so close at the end

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Hey, where have all the dancers gone? Now the music doesn’t play

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See the Soul Singer in the session band

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If I could change my mind, change the paradigm
Prepare myself for another life

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How’d it get so dark in the day?

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I never dreamed of heaven much till they put him in the ground

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Holding our tears as we flip the album
What if this leads to ruin?

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One for the tyrant, one for the slaughtered lamb

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Drenched us in approximated sunlight

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The black machine
Played it all from memory
A fever dream

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Don’t go there
You’re getting nowhere

SAM_2586

My maiden mother crone

SAM_2584

I’d give a fortune to your infomercial
If somebody would just take my call

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With the Son of God just hanging like a common criminal

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And make a plan to love me sometime soon

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“Where are we going?” and he looks at her and he says “We’re going to a party.
It’s a birthday party. It’s your birthday party.

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How time can move both fast and slow
Amazes me

SAM_2609

We were a goldmine and they gutted us

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If you could just crack the shell open
I think inside you would find something sweet.

SAM_2622

You know I’ll call you eventually
When I wanna talk, ’til then you’re invisible

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I have my drugs, I have my woman
They keep away my loneliness

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When everything is lonely I can be my own best friend

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But I sing glory from my lowest
And I will say peace to the people I meet

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Baby tell me where’d you go for days and days

SAM_2599

Fall asleep reading science fiction
I want to fly in your silver ship

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In the sunshine, try to act normal

SAM_2638

One for the Führer, one for his child bride

SAM_2659

And if life seems absurd what you need is some laughter

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You see stars that clear have been dead for years
But the idea just lives on

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I’m gonna write another traveling song
About all the billion highways and the cities at the break of dawn

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