What’s Wild Inside

© 2021 J Oscar Bittinger

You turn around mid-afternoon
To see how far you’ve come
A dark wood is behind you
Mountains are in front
You going to have to set up camp
Before you lose the sun
You’re out to find
WHAT’S WILD INSIDE

You’ve done the rope course, sat the retreat
Run the dirt road, chased the dream
You start to recognize the bars
Of cages you can’t see
No “how-to” video
No weather map on Channel 3
Shows how to find
WHAT’S WILD INSIDE
Unidentified
It’s WHAT’S WILD INSIDE

It could start with a motorcycle
Put the end to a stage affair
You could take somebody with you
Or meet somebody there
A holy shock, a madness
Makes you cast your fears and doubts
Into the tide
(Dive in) To catch WHAT’S WILD INSIDE

Ride, ride, ride
Let your sail open wide

Cause there’s something in the past
Must be felt to be released
Something in the present
Just won’t let you sleep
Something in the future
A gift that you can’t keep
Or leave behind
It’s WHAT’S WILD INSIDE
You can’t deny
WHAT’S WILD INSIDE
Can’t be denied…

Edits :: 1998 | 2020: Oct 22-27; Nov 07 | 2021: Jun 30; Sep 09-28;