Steven Delopoulos Album: Me Died Blue Track: Jungle Trail
Jungle Trail Lyrics
Was tossed along that jungle trail There was nothing there, just thorns and nails Had no skin, no fur to wear But I straggled through the storm In a search to find my home
Now I climbed the mountain and I pleaded with the sky There was no one around, just some dark clouds in reply But I offered some berries and a tear in my eye 'Cause I was on my own So far away from home...home
Chorus: There's a fire burning inside me Makes the lame walk and the blind to see Here I am wandering on what I should be The old earth, the moon, the sun Some wings to rise the dawn
Now time's tickin' like a melancholy friend Ticks the beginning, and the middle and the end But if I close my eyes and just pretend There's shelter in this song Like a river flowin' home...home
Story behind the song: I started off finger-picking this song; I wanted to make it a sort of Paul Simon-type thing. I remember playing it for a couple of people, who thought there was nothing you could do with the song: it didn't sound right, something was wrong. I even went to a producer once -- this was before I made a record -- and he didn't know what to do with it, either. We turned it into this kind of techno-pop song; that didn't work out. Finally I just decided to simplify the song; I heard it on a piano, and simplified the song, and it turned into this ballad. It's another lyric-based song, talking about this yearning and desire for something greater.