The Pegasus Awards

Tiberius Rising

Rand Bellavia and Adam English

Pegasus Award

Award Year Category

Best Classic Filk Song

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category
1997 Best Filk Song
Found on Ookla the Mok's first CD, Less Than Art; and Urban Tapestry's Myths and Urban Legends.

Tiberius Rising

Copyright ©1995 Randam music- All rights reserved
words by Rand Bellavia and Adam L. English
music by Adam L. English and Rand Bellavia
Lyrics posted by permission of the authors

Jimmy always was a restless boy
You could see it in his eyes
There was something wrong when I watched my son
When Jimmy watched the skies

And very often on an Iowa night
I'd see him standing in the yard
I can't describe how I love that boy
But Jimmy loved the stars

And I remember he'd make paper boats
They seemed to bring him peace of mind
And then one day he sailed away
Leaving me behind

Singing, "Some day I'll be going away
And I don't know when I'm coming home
I'm leaving on a moonbeam
I'm sailing away on a star
I don't think I'm ever coming home"

While all the other kids were flying kites
Jimmy was nowhere to be found
He couldn't bear to see it ride the air
While he was on the ground

And though he always got along with the girls
I knew he's never settle down
He had a date with a greater love
The first ship out of town

So if you see that boy of mine
Tell him I hope he's doing well
And sometimes on a starry night
I swear that I can hear him still


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