© 2016— Null Device

Teapots Orbiting

(oehler/goedken)

The nights hold their dreams
And I hold at mine
The lights strike me blind
But I still see
The tides pull us in
I play my role
The names used in vain
But now I see

Maybe there’s a teapot
Orbiting the sun
Maybe he’s waiting
Maybe she’s the one
But it’s so unlike me
In the end to believe
To me this seems to be
So very unlikely

The strings hold their seams
And I pull at mine
This earth suits me fine
But still I see
Tides pull us out
I know them cold
The loves lost in pain
But now I see

Maybe there’s a teapot
Out among the stars
Maybe they’re waiting
Watching from afar
But it’s so unlike me
To believe in the end
To me this seems to be
So very unlikely

Spirits shine their beams
And I take on mine
Torches leave me blind
But still I see
The tides pull me on
But I stole the fire
It falls like the rain
But now I see

Based on Bertrand Russell’s Teapot thought experiment.  Loosely.