Water has many moods, and many faces. You’re never quite sure what lies beneath. It nearly always causes one to change direction, either to seek a crossing-point, or journey along the banks. It’s always a divide.
Water doesn’t care what you think, or what you think you know.
Marilyn Reesor helped me with a line in the chorus – thanks. Where would anyone be without friends, through deep water and shallow…?
Depth Perception ©2004 Dave Hadfield
(Dm) C Dm
Dark reflection… light rejection.
C Am Dm
Is it water deep, or is it shallow?
No impression… imperception.
Bb—Am Dm [Bb-Am as bar chords]
Will you lead, or will you follow?
Dm C Dm
Do you dance in the middle of the path ahead,
As you seek to find your way?
Dm C Dm
Take a lot, take a little — there’s enough for all,
F C G [hold]
For you walk it every day.
Dm C Dm
Do you cross where the river runs fast and deep,
Or the place where the water is wide?
Do you falter…. in your stride?
Do you drive like the devil was at your back,
Or slow like the devil’s ahead?
Is it rough, is it level — like a plain of glass,
Or a wave that breaks instead?
Is the road like an arrow, straight and true
Or does perhaps it curve?
Do you wander…. do you swerve?
Are you light as a feather in a summer breeze,
Or perhaps as heavy as clay?
Are you free of the tether or harness-broke,
And hardly struggle each day.
Are the joke and the riddle quite clear to all?
Is there laughter in your sleep?
Do you stumble… do you weep?