Knowledge

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Knowledge. Maybe it would be better to live in a valley and never see, or want to see, over the nearest hill. This song was written after going over the hill having just enacted some life-changing decisions (for better or worse). It is otherwise pretty much a self-explanatory song.

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KNOWLEDGE
Words&Music
Roger Seldon
British Columbia. 1991

In this world I have lost and I have found
I have been someone , known someone , left it all behind
Moved on to a new day, a new game to play
Left my friends and family to watch it all behind.

Life is good . It is very , very long
Then one day , looking back , you find it has all gone
Spent without a thought , more cannot be bought
Can't grab more from the box once the lid has been locked.

Innocence cannot be buried in a night
Though in trying I'll set every wick alight
When the fire burns low I'll look back and I'll know
Knowledge has been my friend , and it has been my foe.

I refuse to wake up when my time is done
And looking back see the gaps of things I've left undone
Though I may not grow rich this stream it will be fished
No dynasty to leave , just a legacy of memories.

Grip it with both hands and tear this life apart
Leave the mo(u)ld behind , society might laugh
Indulge your every lust and satisfy your heart
Let inner lighting guide you from the harbourside.

Innocence cannot be buried in a night
Though in trying I'll set every wick alight
When the fire burns low I'll look back and I'll know
Knowledge has been my friend , and it has been my foe.

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from 4​-​SONGS, released September 22, 2006

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Roger Seldon British Columbia

South AfriCanadian independent songwriter.
Now settled on Vancouver Island, Roger Seldon was raised in South Africa before travelling widely, playing music, and just playing. He has recorded tracks in various locations, such as Cape Town, Johannesburg and Vancouver.
Like a swallow in reverse he travels annually to Zululand where he is a regular feature each winter on the South Coast music scene.
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