Aquino - No Footprints

from by Stephen Wordsmith

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O'er the vast, edgeless desert
I walk on, step by step
Though the heat wavers never
Still I walk, step by step
And upon the seven thousandth pace
I stop, and turn my weathered face
To see the carved horizon line
But no footprints of mine

Every grain of the burnt sand
Lies at peace, all as one
Stretching out through this vast land
Safe at rest, all as one
And I see for seven thousand miles
This bronze cathedral's endless aisles
Call forth to the horizon line
But no footprints of mine

Yet every foot I lay down
Leaves an imprint in its wake
And each eye misses nothing
As this barren earth they rake
And every speck along my course
Lies undisturbed by outside force
From here to the horizon line
Still I see no footprints of mine

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O'er the vast, edgeless desert
I walk on, step by step
Though the cold wavers never
Still I walk, step by step
And upon the seven thousandth pace
I stop, and turn my weathered face
To see the carved horizon line
But no footprints of mine

Every flake of the soft snow
Lies at peace, all as one
Stretching out through this vast land
Safe at rest, all as one
And I see for seven thousand miles
This white cathedral's endless aisles
Call forth to the horizon line
But no footprints of mine

Yet every foot I lay down
Leaves an imprint in its wake
And each eye misses nothing
As this barren earth they rake
And every speck along my course
Lies undisturbed by outside force
From here to the horizon line
Still I see no footprints of mine

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from On Shower Walls, released March 1, 2017
Lyrics by Stephen Wordsmith
Composition by Aquino
Voice, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, midi cello, bass drum, and shaker by Aquino: www.michaelaquino.com

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