Mumufied 2021

Dylan Callomon

INDIGO

(Lyrics by Katherine Priddy 2021)

You were raised in a forest, it grew straight and tall

As you weaved through the trunks you felt desperately small

The taller you grew, the taller the trees

And you’d run home all muddy and graze both your knees

And there in the middle stood a tall, slender beech

If you raised both your arms you found you could reach

The base of her branches and upwards you swung,

The forest she whispered as all her leaves sang

To you

In those indigo eyes there’s a child that hides

And the stars they call out to their runaway bride

Oh you

Oh come home now darling, the journey is done

Your troubles are old for a body so young

You were the first and the last to climb up the tree

You slept in her branches, you whispered that she

Had been there from the first, she’d be there ‘til the end

And you’d weave her your stories of myths and pretend

And there in the night came a mighty great storm

Oh her arms were outstretched as her body was torn

You cried when you found her and after you fled

But nothing could silence the voice in your head

Oh you

A breath-cloud on a window, a shadow on the lawn

Or a leaf on the breeze and a star in the dawn

Oh you

Oh come home now darling, the journey is done,

Your troubles are old for a body so young

Oh you

Oh the earth will forget you, to the stars you are known

And when this life’s over they’ll herald you home