Not A Movie, Just A Metaphor

from by Carey J. Buss

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Movies often tend to lead us to believe that achieving a certain goal will result in a happy ending, that your life will just freeze frame in front of you. The truth, of course, is far from that. This tune ponders on that and a few other things.


In the soft shade of the white pines,
we dragged a rock on down that slope.
The ground grabbed at its sides,
its course changing to and fro.
When it finally landed, it was far from where we had planned.
Those rocky jagged edges just couldn’t roll on the sand.
As I watched that rock and how it tumbled away from the plan,
it reminded me of the path to where I am.

I let hurt and hate consume me,
as the ground began to freeze.
I was caught in the vicious cycle,
stricken with the sadness disease.
Oh but time has a way of healing all our biggest wounds,
Even if you spend two months, just sitting in your room
I went out and faced those fears, yeah I looked them right in the eyes,
and unfroze the freedom of my mind.

Well I thought I’d crossed that finish line.
I thought I’d rounded the final bend.
Oh, I’d hoped that this time,
we had made it to the end.
Oh but life just keeps on going, right til the day that you die.
It ain’t like in the movies, that big screen is a lie.
So when you’re feeling as though your journey’s almost done,
your next one has already begun.


from Answer The Bell, released April 16, 2015
Carey J. Buss - Vocals, Guitars
Logan Picton - Fiddle
Natalie Bohrn - Bass
Ryan Voth - Drums




Carey J. Buss Winnipeg, Manitoba

Guitarist and Singer from Winnipeg, influenced greatly by Fleet Foxes, Kim Churchill, and Kaki King.

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