It just won’t get you there

I’ve got two little feet to get me across the mountain
Two little feet to carry me away into the woods
Two little feet
A big mountain
And a cloud coming down, a cloud a comin’ down

I hear the voices of the ancient ones
Chanting magic words from a different time
Well there is no time, there is only this rain
There is no time
That’s why I missed my plane

John Muir walked away into the mountains
With his old overcoat and a crust of bread in his pocket
We have no knowledge and so we have stuff
But stuff with no knowledge is never enough to get you there…
It just won’t get you there

Greg Brown, Two Little Feet

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2 thoughts on “It just won’t get you there

  1. “We have no knowledge and so we have stuff”

    Perhaps a paraphrasing of the African saying ” the more you know, the less you need”

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