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GO EAST

© 2003 Nadine Laughlin

Gordon – vocal & Spanish guitar

 

Nadine lives with her family in the woods of New Hampshire. She made this astonishing song for her daughter, who had lost her best friend. I thank her for writing it, and I thank our mutual friend, Alouette Iselin for knowing to send it to me when I needed it. Nadine sang it on a CD called “Beautiful Mystery.”

 

You should go east, into the day

There’s nothing left to do, nothing to say

But go east into the light

Nothing in the world can make this right

 

You should go south, into the heart

To the love that brings us here and tears us apart

But go south, into the fire

Watch the ashes fall and the smoke go higher

 

            And I will walk beside you as far as I can go

Let your tears baptize me as they flow

Let this path of sorrow let us know

We are always together, and alone

 

You should go west, into the dream

You don’t have to know what it means

But go west, into the dark

Look into the night for a guiding star

 

Go north, into the cold

Find a mountain stream and look for gold

Go north, right into this loss

Climb up to the top and look across

 

            And I will fly beside you as far as I can go

            Let your tears baptize me as they flow

            Let this flight of sorrow let us go

                                Where we’re always together, always home

 

 

 

 

Go East is recorded on the album Because You Asked.