Renee Vancouver


G                                     D

I traversed the continent from East to West


When I finally ran out of land

The dusk streets of Vancouver were dusty and dry

The red sun dripped out of the sky

I took my meal up on main street in a greek restaurant

From a waitress with powder blue eyes



Hey there Renee


Well I wish I could stay


But my wings will wilt quickly on the land

We'll meet up one day

In a far away place

When my feathers make a bed on the ground


She was house-sitting in a penthouse flat

We made love to a cityscape

An aspiring actress with time on her side

Not shy of 23

10 years my junior but travel years ahead

I've only been soaring 9 months

From a cabin in the Yukon to the

Learnt the sitar in India

All in all the kind of girl than no sane man would leave

I have no case for sanity



C                            Am/B

When I think of the faces and places

C                           Am/B

I wouldn’t have met if I didn’t take off

My heart it grows heavy

My blood rises up

That I didn't fly years ago

Years ago


My nice shoes are worn, my zip suit is torn

And my bad back wants to lie in your bed

But every stab and crack is a reminder I have

Of a weight I'm not built to bear


Renee Vancouver by thejackstaffordfoundation

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