Watertreader

Spent so much time
in my mind
under the cedar tree

Don't know where you were
when the world turned
and I set that bird free

And the sky
opened wide
and I tried
my best to breathe

Cause I've been a watertreader
lost at sea
spending time, spending energy
And I have almost run out
So I'm heading out
into the deep

You left your key
in the door
it wasn't for the first time
So I let myself in
wondering if what was yours 
was still mine

And the sky
opened wide
and I tried
my best to breathe

Cause I've been a watertreader
don't you see
spending time, spending energy
And I have almost run out
So I'm heading out
into the deep

From CHUCK: "This song is very deliberately placed in the middle of the record. We often describe LWAWL as an album composed of songs that all take place before, during or after some kind of leap of faith. Some kind of leap into the unknown. At shows, I frequently introduce "Watertreader" by explaining that the song exists in that very tiny moment when your at the edge of the 'abyss' and your mind has already flung itself over the cliff but your feet have not yet physically left the ground and you're trapped in a sort of suspended animation. But only trapped for a moment and the leap, at that point, is inevitable..."