"Mandolin" as written by and David/makowy Usher....
here she comes in candlelight
setting like a full moon over summer's eyes
in the colden light where water's gone
and the water says what water will be done
downstream and out of town
floating like a quick-forced scream's surrendering
and i called out her name when the elevator came
but it's much too late to be the same

down down never come again
overthrusted driving rain
down down all the way up
and she's running where the river takes her

took your love into the street
cover of the long tall grass of ecstasy
but the city's got to be my love
and i don't know where the river takes you
i remember hollywood
battery of lonesome girls who felt so good
i swore on her name when the elevator came
that the doors would close on all the blame

down down never come again
overthrusted driving rain
down down all the way up
and she's running where the river takes her
down down never come again
into the breach she felt the same
down down all the way up
and she's running where the river takes her

tore me through the world
lost the point of it
put the past away again
had to find that water to be right
but in spite of it
put the past away
meets the light of day

here she comes in candlelight
setting like a full moon over summer's eyes
where the cold lime like a water gun
and the water says what water will be done
takes a stream to centre street
floating like a quick-forced scream's surrendering
and i called out her name when the elevator came
but it's much too late to take the blame

down down never come again
overthrusted driving rain
down down all the way up
and she's running where the river takes her
down down never come again
into the breach she fell the same
down down all the way up
and she's running where the river takes her
running where that river takes her
running where that river takes her down


Lyrics submitted by revidescent

"Mandolin" as written by Jeffrey Howard Pearce David Usher

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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    General CommentTumbling through the world
    Lost the point of it
    put the past away again
    had to find out
    ?want to take a life?
    but in spite of it
    put the past away
    meets the light of day

    Those are the middle lyrics as well as i can decipher them. not to sure about the ? one, but the rest are good.
    Legendraculaon November 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI added all the lyrics except a few lines in the middle of the song that weren't listed. If anyone has these lyrics, feel free to let me know!
    revidescenton June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe person he speaks of, if you notice is all nature-based, and when the elevator comes, the person is not there. kindof like a past/present thing where the girls gone..and hes guilty..."much too late to take the blame."
    I think the "downstream and out of town" part is her leaving all things human...leaving or dying into what is real or natural. he is in the city, clearly gone from her, and is drifting away, and
    "And I don't know where the river takes you
    I remember Hollywood"
    means he's getting caught up in it all..doesnt know where she went..shes a part of his past...losing the memory and getting caught up in stupid society..lost out on something simple and wonderful. Pretty song, one of the best.
    acesa11on September 18, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Under golden light where water's gone
    And the water says what water will be done"

    I think the girl vanished or died...while he sort of suffers living the typical life that we all lead, which in a sense is dry and unsatisfying. There! any comments, would love too hear
    acesa11on September 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso, a different take could on 'downstream and out of town' could be her leading a regular life, perhaps more simplistic, while he lives a materialistic life, perhaps not exactly hollywood as he states..but along those lines, and they have separated..though i like my other explanations because they sound more meaningful
    acesa11on September 18, 2008   Link

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