The Archives – The Lyric Book “Keystone”

 

Paul Simon wrote “Bridge over Troubled Waters”. When he came back to visit Berklee College of Music for a second time, this was the song that I came up with, based on the suggestions he gave me in the first session. This song was my way of letting someone know I’d always be there for them if they’d ever need it, even if I wasn’t the part of their life I originally wanted to be.

 

Keystone – Version 1

When you’re flying blind in a jet-black storm
And you’re calling out a mayday to the ground
Ill be the tower safely guiding you to the landing strip
Your safe route home
I am your keystone

I was once the last thing on your mind
But I knew if I stayed in place you’d realize what it meant
And now I’m the last thing on your mind
Each night when you return home
I’m your keystone

Ill keep the place we built standing tall
Ill endure the carving wind and the bitter bite of the cold
Don’t you worry if the walls should tremble and shake
I’m never leaving this place I call home
I am your keystone

Keystone – Final Version – Video Performance

 

When you’re flying blind inside a storm
And you’re calling out the mayday to the ground
I’ll be the tower safely guiding you to the landing strip
Your safe route home
I am your keystone

I’ll cut through every lane to get to you
When you’re stranded on the shoulder of the road
And all the trusted faces pass you by
I’m your safe route home
I’m your keystone

Even when I’m the last thing on your mind
I will hold against the falling sky

I’ll keep the place you’re in standing tall
I’ll endure the carving wind and the bitter bite of the cold
And don’t you worry if the ground should tremble and shake a bit
I’ll never leave the place I call home
I am your keystone