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My friend, Andy, was moving away from home and starting a new life and I wanted him to have this message of hope.


Blue Smoke's Gone

To the one
going out on your own:
Keep your head held high
and your person strong.
It could be a morbid or magical ride.
Now is the time
to show yourself what you can do.
There's no need to dwell upon the past.
You've got to live and breathe for today.
You shine when you speak of your travels.
Your pockets are packed and your mind is made.

Relax Prepare
Remember, don't be scared.
Seasons change and time goes on
and for those that stayed behind behind,
we'll hold our ground;
We'll be just fine.
It's important that your head says what's the best thing.
I need you to know a friend is a friend, far or near.

Do you remember
growing and laughing together?
Dealing with the hard times
and brushing off the pain?
I can recall watching you sing for the first time:
Just a pitch black tunnel,
but the light in your eyes pulled you through.
Now you're on the other end of a mile -
separated, but together where it counts.


from AVAIL - Each Other 1988​-​1990, released December 1, 2013
Music - AVAIL
Words - Brien Stewart




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