starwheel lyrics – bruce cockburn

orion’s high in the south-west sky —
you’re bound to move on and so am i
on this world we’ve had time to burn —
how come n*body ever seems to learn?
see how the starwheel turns.

crystal drift on the whistling wind —
constant change is the sp*ce we’re in
you may use a slide rule or a golden crown
but nothing’s worth it that you can pin down —
see how the starwheel turns.

don’t go playing no sh*ll game with god —
only satan’s going to give you odds
we’re given love and love must be returned —
that’s all the bearings that you need to learn
see how the starwheel turns.

/ bruce cockburn lyrics