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Come Hither

Ode To Anne ~ Songs From Mountains East And West

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Pamme Swan
2008-09-11
Pamme Swan

Story

Rest In Peace Anne La Bastille.

Lyrics

Thunder shaking the lake on an Adirondack day

Think I’ll head for the bookshelf of the Hard Times Cafe

Homemade hash an eggs and a hot cup of tea

An read about a woman who reminds me of me

I got a backpack and a coleman and a red swiss army knife

It barely scratches the surface of the Woods woman’s life

And if she knew me when I was four

We’d be best friends knocking on each other’s door

I’d get lost in the lush wilderness with Anne La Bastille

I think of Anne water sparkle on the lake

Sun sparkle through the leaves and the sounds the forests make

Silver strands of light woven through the rush

A cry of a wolf In a midnight hush

On my blow up mattress am I safe in my tent

A bear is running off with a loaf of my bread

And what I yearn to do now what I did when I was five

I’d be an indian pretending or an Adirondack Guide

I’d get lost in the lush wilderness Like Anna La Bastille

She wrote about the jungles got a Cornel PH.D

Her Thoreau in the wilderness drew much diversity

She’s a fierce eco-feminist A green vote for APA

Someone burnt down her barns in the eco-violence day

Pioneer work parties, West if the Wind

And saved these mountains from being a nuclear storage waste bin

What we should all do now is what we did when we were six

Have earth day every day as the earth is dirty and sick

And just slow down in the lush wilderness Like Anne La Bastille

I’m standing on the dock Its as if I’m in a spell

I see Anne and her dogs on this lake I won’t tell

Chugging up in her boat to maybe send out her mail

White braids blond against the blue sky pale

Quoted from the paper, “Cabin time went so fast”.

“A lot of solitude”, she said “We all need more of that”.

Thank You Anne you’ve taught me feisty is alright

I’ll be stronger and more careful and for this earth I will fight!

I’ll be more conscious and grateful Less needy more green

I just wish I read your books sooner So many years to redeem

So many years

Thunder shaking the lake on an Adirondack day

Think I'll head for the bookshelf of the hard times cafe

Homemade hash and eggs and a hot cup of tea

And read about a woman who reminds me of me.

(spoken) So What shall we do today Anne?

Moss Lake!

Ok lets go get lost.