lock the gates Goofy

Ron Sexsmith wrote a song called Speaking With The Angel and when I heard it it sealed the deal on us working together. The lyric surprised/ impressed me, thought it was about someone who was developmentally delayed. Turns out it was about his infant son “leave him alone, he’s speaking with the angel” but the way I heard it I thought it was about someone older and intellectually challenged. What an amazing position to take and sing from, I thought.

Warren Zevon died in 2003. I won’t be able to ask him about Splendid Isolation. Pretty sure I understand this lyric and I love it too.

Michael Jackson in Disneyland

Don’t have to share it with nobody else

Lock the gates Goofy take my hand

And lead me through the world of self

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