New Shoes

Woke up cold one Tuesday,
I’m looking tired and feeling quite sick,
I felt like there was something missing in my day to day life,
So I quickly opened the wardrobe,
Pulled out some jeans and a T-Shirt that seemed clean,
Topped it off with a pair of old shoes,
That were ripped around the seams,
And I thought these shoes just don’t suit me.

My old dance shoes had six years of dancing on their seams and just about as many holes in their soles. A few weeks ago, they had to go.

Hey, I put some new shoes on,
And suddenly everything is right,
I said, hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody’s smiling,
It’s so inviting,
Oh, short on money,
But long on time,
Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine,
And I’m running late,
And I don’t need an excuse,
’cause I’m wearing my brand new shoes.

Today, I came home with these stunning new dance shoes. I’ve been wearing them and walking on swingclouds in danceheaven since.

999507_4386265873436_705950104_nTake me wandering through these streets,
Where bright lights and angels meet,
Stone to stone they take me on,
I’m walking to the break of dawn.*

Yes. That, all of it.

See you at sunrise.

* -Paolo Nutini in New Shoes