We Carry Our Clouds

Little black-eyed Lazy Susan
knew damn well she was losing
Couldn’t keep her down
she skipped town like a stone on the water

Your head’s down, your hands in your pockets
thoughts rising like bottle rockets
Summer’s heat, the skies got hazy
flowers blooming loud and crazy

We carry our clouds from town to town
then wonder why the rain comes pouring down our blue sky

I put on my shoes, and stepped outside
turned around with traveler’s eyes
And as the familiar became strange
I realized I didn’t know my neighbor’s name

We travel so far, we fly by plane
but we never leave ourselves behind in the end
We carry our clouds from town to town
and wonder why the rain comes pouring down our blue sky

Foolin around by the dock
hands spin madly round the clock
you took that little sunfish out on a dare

When the waves that crashed over your bow
turned from fresh to salt water somehow
you’re in the deep sea

We carry our clouds from town to town
and  wonder why the rain comes pouring down our blue sky

Hey Susan, are you homeward bound?
I really want to show you all the things I’ve found

The sweetest plums on the red, red trees
and a river still flows under Berryman Street