Trying To Leave Something Behind

Blog 1165 – 11.04.2018

Trying To Leave Something Behind

I love the movie The Accountant with Ben Affleck. Like many of my favorite movies, I have watched it so many times that I have almost memorized it. I used to laugh that my children would watch a favorite video over and over seemingly countless times enjoying it each time like it was the first time. I think I have discovered that my inner child does that too. The Accountant movie ends with the hero driving off pulling his beautiful Air Stream full of treasures to start a new life under a new name. The following song plays as he does and it fits so well. I intend to do a Mockingbird Version of it someday but Goggle it to hear author and singer Sean Rowe sing it on You Tube. He performs it so very well. Here are the words:

To Leave Something Behind

I cannot say that I know you well

But you can’t lie to me with all these books that you sell

I’m not trying to follow you to the end of the world

I’m just trying to leave something behind

Words have come from men and mouse

But I can’t help thinking that I’ve heard the wrong crowd

When all the water is gone my job will be too

And I’m trying to leave something behind

Oh money is free but love costs more than our bread

And the ceiling is hard to reach

Oh the future ahead is broken and red

But I’m trying to leave something behind

This whole world is a foreign land

We swallow the moon but we don’t know our own hand

We’re running with the case but we ain’t got the gold

Yet we’re trying to leave something behind

My friends I believe we are at the wrong fight

And I cannot read what I did not write

I’ve been to His house, but the master is gone

But I’d like to leave something behind

There is a beast who has taken my blame

You can put me to bed but you can’t feel my pain

When the machine has taken the soul from the man

It’s time to leave something behind

Oh money is free but love costs more than our bread

And the ceiling is hard to reach

Oh the future ahead is already dead

And I’m trying to leave something behind

I got this feeling that I’m still at the shore

And pockets don’t know what it means to be poor

I can get through the wall if you give me a door

So I can leave something behind

Oh wisdom is lost in the trees somewhere

You’re not going to find it in some mental gray hair

It’s locked up from those who hurry ahead

And it’s time to leave something behind

Oh money is free but love costs more than our bread

And the ceiling is hard to reach

When my son is a man he will know what I meant

I was just trying to leave something behind

I was just trying to leave something behind

Songwriters: Sean Rowe

To Leave Something Behind lyrics © Mothership Music Publishing

A friend accused me yesterday of always having to have the last word. I do not have to have the last or the best word. But life is after all a conversation and most of us just want to leave something behind and not take so much with us.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

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