The Infinite Steps

The companion song to my as yet unpublished story As Far Away from Myself as I could Get


Words by Mark L Berry and Music by Simon Ashby
Performed by Simon Ashby


(Intro) Simon with Guitar
To get away from my grief
I went far away
I strapped on a pack
And lived day to day

When I’m wearing a pack
Every step is a chore
But with every step
There’s another step more

Nine hours of climbing
A 3000 foot rise
The last thing I needed
Was a scary surprise

(chorus)
The Infinite Steps
Continued on and on
As far as I can see
And I’ve been climbing since dawn

Whistling in the woods
That can’t be good
Am I being followed?
I froze where I stood

Those birdcalls are fake
And even though I ache
If they decide to attack me
They’ll learn their mistake

I’ll fight ‘til I’m dead
I have nothing to live for
If you want a fight
I’ll give you a war

(chorus)
The Infinite Steps
Continued on and on
As far as I can see
And I’ve been climbing since dawn

I picked up a rock
And resigned to my fate
Nowhere to run
So I stood up straight

I can’t afford
To be easy prey on the trail
They’ll want a soft target
But they’re gonna fail

I could hear them
Just off to my right
Making noise in the woods
Just out of sight

(chorus)
The Infinite Steps
Continued on and on
As far as I can see
And I’ve been climbing since dawn

When I finally
Approached Ghoripani
What did I see
Looking back at me?

Four shady boys
Staring at my hand
At the rock I was holding
That spoiled their plan

So they slipped away
Avoiding the village
To wait another day
For a trekker to pillage

(chorus)
The Infinite Steps
Continued on and on
As far as I can see
And I’ve been climbing since dawn

The risk was behind me
The view my reward
Was it worth the climb?
I’d reached an accord

I couldn’t go back
To before my gal’s death
But just like on the trail
I could count every breath

And reach for the sun
Climbing over the range
And decide what I could handle
And what I couldn’t change

(4th Chorus)
The Infinite Steps
Went on and on
But tomorrow I’ll see
The Himalayas at dawn

The Infinite Steps
Went on and on
But tomorrow I’ll see
The Himalayas at dawn


Lyrics Copyright©2010 by Mark L Berry