What She Knows

Brother sun, you know how to get your way
How to burst upon the scene, and how to break the day
All the world revolves around you, that’s the way it goes
But brother, you don’t know what she knows

You rise in the morning, you rule the world at noon
She’s been waiting in the wings all day by the light of the children’s moon
Evening comes, your reign is done, she reins you in at close
And brother, you don’t know what she knows

No, you don’t know what to do when you fall out of sight
Raging in the darkness like you never been out at night
Heaven knows, and it shows a new moon on the rise
And brother, you don’t know, you don’t know what she knows

Sister moon, she moves me; sister moon, she saves
She moves on the water, and she collects the waves
She will sweep you under, she will overthrow
Brother, you don’t know what she knows

Sister brings the wisdom, brings about a birth
Sister pulls the tide in her people on earth
Sister knows something ’bout cycles: how power ebbs and flows
And brother, you don’t know what she knows

No, you don’t know what to feel when you’re not on the throne
Never knew that even you would reap what you have sown
Now the time has come to die to all you presuppose
‘Cause brother, you ain’t had a clue to knowing what she knows

You king of the mountain, you old sheriff in town
You can run your course with joy, and you can vote her down
You can get your promises to fall like dominos
But brother, you won’t ever get to know what she knows

No, you don’t know how to see when you fall to the night
Sputter out in the darkness like a campfire dying of fright
When you’re gone, we’ll carry on the march, it never slows
And brother, you ain’t ever gonna know what she knows

No, brother, you ain’t ever gonna know what she knows

(November 2016)

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