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Bruce Cockburn – My Beat lyrics

Past the derelict mattress
And the overgrown pavement
Over the tracks
And through the hole in the fence
Past graffiti-bright buildings
And the junkyard alarm bell
And the screaming police cars
And it's all present tense
It's my beat
In my new town
Past the drunk woman reeling
With her bag of provisions
Down through the tunnel
With the stink-fuming bus
On to the bike path
Where it's something like freedom
And the wind in my earring whispers
Trust what you must
It's my beat
In my new town
Ancient and always
The wheel's ever whirling
Today I'm riding
Tomorrow I walk
Step through forever
Into this very moment
The heart is pumping
And the heart rocks
It's my beat
In my new town

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