My Favorite Shoes

(I. Hanson / B. Kilgor / C. Moore-Gerety)
Written at Fools Banquet 2007


Turn around and face the screen
The credits for projector gleams
There you are as a kid
Copying what your brother did
One summer holiday
Squinting in the ocean spray
There you are with a young man
Just like when the film began
I keep walking in my favorite shoes
What is it that makes a man
His father's name, his mother's hands
I push for life
I cry for breather
but even now there's not much left
I know myself better than I did back then
Ask me how I ask you when
I can't forget the words you said
But close your eyes
Just look ahead
But I keep walking in my favorite shoes
My shoes are dirty
But my soul is clean
I found it out when I was seventeen
I can't forget what my mama said
It's all in your heart
It's not in your head here's how

My Favorite Shoes has not been performed live