BLUE SUN ROOM FILK

CEDRIC

Leaf on the Wind (Wash's Song)
Tuesday, October 4, 2005

an original song about the life of Hoban Washburn (contains SPOILERS, not that anyone will care much longer)


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I was born on a rock where the stars didn’t shine, now I soar like a leaf on the wind,

The clouds were polluted, the sea filled with brine, now I soar like a leaf on the wind,

I swore to myself that above it I’d rise,

Sail over the mountains and into the skies,

To see the stars brighter than man can devise, I’d soar like a leaf on the wind.

When governments quarreled, I was called to the fight, to soar like a leaf on the wind,

I offered my wings to the side I thought right, to soar like a leaf on the wind,

Now after two sorties, my boat ran aground,

My captors with laurels of vict’ry were crowned,

When the killing was over, my freedom I found, to soar like a leaf on the wind.

I wandered the whole ‘verse, I went where I’d please, adrift like a leaf on the wind,

I spent a whole month trying to juggle geese, adrift like a leaf on the wind,

But wherever I went, there was one thing I’d lack,

The stars, they were calling for me to come back,

Farewell to the land and Ni-Hao to the black! Once more I’m a leaf on the wind.

The Renshaw Boys begged me; Tanaka he raved, to soar like a leaf on the wind,

Serenity’s crew had the one thing I craved, as I soared like a leaf on the wind,

The moons and the planets each have their own charms,

But the heavens I sought were in Zoe’s strong arms,

A warrior, a Goddess, to keep me from harm, as I soar like a leaf on the wind.

Now sometimes I carry a gun when I roam, though I soar like a leaf on the wind,

With puppets and dinosaurs, I’m much more at home, as I soar like a leaf on the wind,

Laughter was always my ally in life,

And humor has always deflected my strife,

It got me through torture, it won me my wife, and I soar like a leaf on the wind.

It ain’t easy to pilot a ship that can’t turn, but I’ll soar like a leaf on the wind,

Can’t pull crazy Ivans, can’t go for hard burn, but I’ll soar like a leaf on the wind,

Once you’ve made sure that the signal gets through,

There’s one final thing that I want you to do,

Put me where I’ll see stars, so that I can see you, and I’ll soar like a leaf on the wind.

by Cedric of the Bedlam Bards

http://www.BedlamBards.com

to be recorded on the album _On the Drift_

COMMENTS

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 3:50 PM

INDIGO


Cool. I look forward to *hearing* it.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 4:51 PM

KAYLEEFRYE


Oh, man, I wanna cry. That's beautiful, Ced. I can't wait to hear it. You're songs are always wonderful.

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 2:10 AM

DARKEYES


I give it a ten.
Truly excellent work. Wash has always been my favorite character.
I'd love to hear the tune.

Thursday, October 6, 2005 1:40 PM

TENSEN01


Absolutely awesome man... I know how hard it is to write songs, especially good songs, but emotion fuels...

And you made me ruttin cry... damn you lol

Thursday, October 6, 2005 4:05 PM

SOMEPEOPLEJUGGLEGEESE


That was amazing..

Saturday, October 8, 2005 5:51 AM

JESIAHBLACK


That's a wonderful song. Got me having chills.

Saturday, October 8, 2005 6:33 PM

ITSAWASH


Lovely, lovely. Needed to be said. I felt like we all got so very little of Wash's actual back-story before he left us. Where'd he come from, what life lived made him one of our favorite people? Your words give me the satisfaction of knowing him a little better when I thought the end of Serenity made it too late for that. I hear you about your need to write Wash's requiem as catharsis after we lost our Leaf on the Wind. Good on ya and thanks.

Friday, October 14, 2005 9:10 AM

SHINYMONKEY


Is there an e-mail list we could all join to make sure we hear what the next step is with this bee-yoo-tiful ditty?

Saturday, October 15, 2005 2:20 PM

WILDHEAVENFARM


So, the song you're alluding to is not this one? Could it be?

Have y'all given any thought to making the song available for download? I'd give you $1 for it, sure'n'all.

Sunday, October 16, 2005 3:01 PM

DARKJESTER


Beautiful, beautiful

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 1:12 PM

CEDRIC


The album that this song appears on is finally finished, and it's available online at

http://cdbaby.com/cd/bedlambards

Thursday, July 6, 2006 10:27 AM

SMARTBUTDUMBBLONDE


wow. I am speechless, this is so true, and really captures his essence.
Congratulations on a truly amazing piece of work.


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