Cocoon 

As we fall into Autumn and the political rhetoric escalates, I am reminded of why I wrote this song - about a caterpillar who refuses to leave his cocoon. Here's the lyric:

Don't want to be no butterfly
Don't want to sprout no wings
Want to stay here in my cocoon
And think unhappy things
Don't want to flutter 'round no sunny fields
Don't want to ride no wind
Want to stay here where I'm safe and warm
You all do what you intend

Your sky's so big and blue and wide
Oh it scares the hell half out of me
I plan to stay right here inside
Why can't you all just let me be

I hang out with the beetles here
I hang out with the crickets too
So I'll just stay here near the ground 
If it's all the same to you

Nobody pays me any mind down here among the weeds
And here in my cocoon I got all the friends I need

Your world goes by so fast
And it don't make no sense

Since I'm here all by myself
I don't have to think in present tense
My views don't ever change it's true
I done ate up all the scenery
But here in my cocoon none of that matters much to me

Don't want to be no butterfly 
Don't want to sprout no wings 
Want to stay here in my cocoon 
And think my unhappy things
Right here in my cocoon
Just let me pupate here in peace
Here in my cocoon
Why can't you all just let me be

We here at the House Of Strays wish you a pleasant week. Be kind to one another - we're all we've got.

And here's "Cocoon" from my most recent record Right, Raw Or Wrong:Live  for your listening, downloading and sharing enjoyment....

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