"Omaha" as written by and Damien Jurado....
Cowboy alone
Drives with his three kids
To house where they live
Where you been

The country will know us by name
This country will know us by name

We've been out driving
Seeing the sights
The land of Nebraska
Is beautiful at night

This country will know us by name

Our car was the ship
Daddy the captain
He let us steer and pretend
We were driving

This country will know us by name
This country will know me by name


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"Omaha" as written by Damien Jurado

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    General Commenti love depressing songs just because they make me NOT depressed. so naturally i love this song. hehe joke aside (or was it a joke?) this is an incredible song and i can't believe no one has commented it yet. if u like good music (that means no techno trance dance or britney spears) you will love his music.
    MrGarrisonon June 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love depressing songs just because they make me NOT depressed. so naturally i love this song. hehe joke aside (or was it a joke?) this is an incredible song and i can't believe no one has commented it yet. if u like good music (that means no techno trance dance or britney spears) you will love his music.
    MrGarrisonon June 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely wonderful. The best on Where Shall You Take Me.
    olem77on August 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit occured to me that the second verse about his dad letting them steer and pretend to be in control is a metaphor for how sometimes we feel like we are in control of our lives, but really God is always in control.
    battaryacidon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dont know, relating to the God thing:

    three kids ---> the holy trinity?
    tjwellson February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a small boy describing his journey cross country with his Dad and siblings, he get's a bit imaginative thinking that they are in a mighty ship on an epic voyage, and for this they shall be known throughout the country.

    (I might be wrong, but just what I got from the song)
    Cyberghoston December 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOf course that is what you got from the song "cyberghost" because it is what the song literally says.
    Maybe they are escaping from somewhere, Damien Jurado never mentions the mother, they are lonely, I imagine these long highways in the dessert with nothing but the road and the mountains.
    A long journey, a lonely journey. Maybe the journey we all have to make as one of life's processes and pretend we are with someone else, pretend it could be a ship in the ocean.
    This journey of change with no clear route, without a destiny in which the road we walk by is our only company that begins to know something about us during the silence of the journey.
    The narrator is one of the "sons" and he never talks about a dialogue, although they travel in the same "car", they all get a different point of view and opinion of the journey and the landscape.
    They travel together but they all get to know themselves through the landscape, in silence.
    Ar-Kikanon May 05, 2009   Link

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