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Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I heard this song for the first time yesterday and I thought how it is like my philosophy of taking a leap and seeing where you land, all put into words and made into a song. (I liked the Australian version I heard but it is not available online). If you never move outside your your comfort zone you are not really living, it seems to me. I always encouraged my boys to be the ones to say yes, I will give it a go, even when they didn't know if they could do it....always trust your cape.

Eight years old with flour sack cape
Tied all around his neck
He climbed up on the garage
Figurin’ what the heck
He screwed his courage up so tight
The whole thing come unwound
He got a runnin’ start and bless his heart
He headed for the ground

Chorus :
He’s one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold you breath
Always trust your cape
All grown up with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his dream
He’s full of piss and vinegar
He’s bustin’ at the seams
He licked his finger and checked the wind
It’s gonna be do or die
He wasn’t scared of nothin’, boys
He was pretty sure he could fly


Old and grey with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his head
He’s still jumpin’ off the garage
And will be till he’s dead
All these years the people said
He’s actin’ like a kid
He did not know he could not fly
......So he did



Ian said...

Kate, with September getting ever nearer, you can
Spread your arms and hold your breath
Always trust your cape

Cwm Goch Chronicles said...

A lovely song!