Thomas Anderson

singer, songwriter, rock 'n' roller

Breaking Orbit

by Thomas Anderson

from the album The Debris Field

So high above the cities,

So high above the towns,

I'll always be your lover

But I'll never be your clown.

I'll turn my skin to silver,

I'll turn my heart to fuel;

You'll lose me in the velvet sky-

The stardust and the jewels.

And if your gravity pulls on me

I'll compensate with my pride,

I'm finally breaking orbit

But thank you for the ride.

How you held me captive

Basking in your glow,

A rogue like me should wander free

Out in the empty cold.

Your tides subside

Your nights grow blind,

Your indifference

Does not convince.

Wrap yourself

In a mantle of snow,

Your bargain

And your recompense.

Somebody surely will cross your path,

Somebody surely will fall;

But I'm finally breaking orbit

And I don't look back at all.