Our Destiny

from by Dusty Stray



Sailing a-sailing over the blue
Trying to block out flashes of you
Under the water I think I can see
Hundreds of fish there look up at me
I lured her to bite my bait
Didn’t even hesitate
Put my hook into her skin
Then I reeled her in

Struggled – I struggled to no avail
Trying to get her into that pail
I had to leave her there on the deck
Flipping and flopping and gasping for breath
When I poured water on her gills
What I saw gave me the chills
She was partly human being
Then I heard her sing

She sang so strangely, weak and unclear
Tunes full of mystery, sorrow and fear
So I removed the hook from her cheek
She stopped her singing and started to speak
“Look what you have done to me
Please put me back in the sea
I don’t belong here with you”
“Oh, but yes you do”

I took off my shirt and showed her my scales
Pulled down my pants and revealed my tail
I said, “Don’t worry”, looked into her eyes
“I’m really sorry”, she said, “It’s all right”
“I’ve been searching all my life
To find someone I look like
Now it all makes sense to me
This must truly be our destiny”


from Light Years Away, released October 17, 2011



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Dusty Stray Boulder, Colorado

DUSTY STRAY features the alt-folk repertoire of Texan songster Jonathan Brown which delves into universal themes of unrequited love, heartbreak, loneliness and death but (almost) always with a small dose of hope and redemption.

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