I'd Rather Walk

from by Michael Averill

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I woke up one morning
Late February
The sweet sound of birds
I was there on my couch that it struck me
A journey of epic proportions began

Some people tell me
That I should worry about things you collect
For when you get older
A mortgage
A pension
Forget about changin' this world

Like my father before
I'm a wandering soul
Give me that highway
I'll take that wide open road

Well I don't need much to get by so long as my stomach gets fed
I don't need a flat screen
The sun does me justice in the ways
It enlightens my mind
But some people tell me that I
Need an automobile
A cheap Ford
A scooter at least
Just so I can keep up with the fast paced flow of the day

Like my father before
I love wandering free
I'll take my own time
I'll use my own two feet

Cause I'd rather walk
3000 miles
Just to hear
The west coast wind in my ears
I'd walk
3000 miles just to hear

Now I don't have much in the systems of common
Believe me
No house
Few things I do keep
But the love in my heart
The know how to sing you a song
But some people ask me the questions
"When will you marry? Settle down? Have a few kids?"
And to this I just smile
I laugh as I go on my way

Like my father before
I'm a wandering man
A little crazy
But it's naturally who.....I am
And right now

I'd rather walk
3000 miles
Through the fields
For the view
To remember what's real
I'd walk
3000 miles through the fields

Now if there is one thing
I learned from my father it would be to stop.....shhhh...
To really look at this place for its beauty can keep you fulfilled
For as long as you like
Always a walker, seldom a talker
If ever a choice
He'd go on his way so with this
I move on with the few things I keep by my side
And if you got something to say
Say it some other time

Cause I'd rather walk
3000 miles
Cause I can
To learn what it means to be human
I'd walk
3000 mile cause I can.


from I'd Rather Walk, released May 10, 2013



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Michael Averill Vancouver, British Columbia

Wanderer….Philosopher….Fun Doctor…..This tradesman of sound was born to bring people together, to make light of a troubled day, and to administer a steady I.V. of positivity to the world. Emerging in Vancouver as an intriguing Folk artist and community builder, his magnetic melodies and warm demeanor unite for an experience that dissolves woes and change perspectives. ... more

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