Twisting, turning, agonising, thirsty, hungry, panicky
Walking, running, crawling, walking, running, crawling
Going round in circles, inside a maze, can’t find a way out
High hedges block the view, where is the exit?
No maps to show the way, no guidebooks, where’s me guide gone?
He said He’d show me the way and now He’s vanished, hellooooooo
Can someone show me the way please, I’ve somehow got lost
Where are you? Help! Resting, running, breathless
Stitch in side, ouch that hurts, sit down, try to figure it out
Try again, walk slowly, swallowing rising panic and fear
Start to run, no, better to take it slow than I may not miss
The way to go, spy a gap in the hedge, sunlight, fresh air
That looks like it, no just find another bit of the maze
Hmm, okay, don’t panic, just keep going, there He is
Swallow my anger at feeling deserted, but manage to ask
Where the blazes did you get to? Why did you leave me alone?
“I didn’t leave you alone, I was here all the time!” Huh?
What d’you mean by that, anger starts to rise within me
You vanished, you left me, get lost! Don’t play games with me!
“No, my child, your fear and panic blinded you to my presence
You were peacefully following in my footsteps for a while
And then seemed to lose confidence, seemed to lose your trust
In me . . . it’s okay, just follow my footprints, I’ll get you out”
24th March 1998