"Coming And Going On Easy Terms" as written by and John Vanderslice....
Window seats on bullet trains
Smear land into sky
Fear and sorrow coalesce

now I'm trying to find that quiet place
Where living is breathing
Not knowing is understanding
Coming is going
But my heart just beats faster and faster

they asked for me to come
And identify my son
But my son is alive

the life that whispered in my ear
Is gone gone gone
Window seats, commuter trains
Send me headlong

trying to find that quiet place
Where living is breathing
Not knowing is understanding
Coming is going
But my heart just beats faster and faster

they asked for me to come
And identify my son
But my son is alive
In maharishi oblivion

the love that counted back
From ten is gone gone gone
Fear and sorrow coalesce

now I'm trying to find that quiet place
Where living is breathing
Not knowing is understanding
Coming is going
But my heart just beats faster

when I got down to the morgue
They pulled back the slab
It wasn't my son
I wasn't his dad

they covered him up
I smiled I smiled
The past is cities from a train

now I'm trying to find that quiet place
Where living is breathing
Not knowing is understanding
Coming is going
But my heart just beats faster


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"Coming and Going on Easy Terms" as written by John Vanderslice

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    General Commenti love this song. I heard him describing the story line in a radio interview right before he played it. Its pretty obvious but a dad and son stop talking to each other after the son joins a religious cult. He gets a call from the morgue to ID his body and he looks and tells them it isnt him....

    the father wanted it to not be his son so much he convinced himself it wasn't when he saw him it was or it wasnt his son, he left that part open. I like the former.
    think tankon February 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo add to this: I like how the dad is using meditation techniques to calm himself down on the way to the morgue. Probably some of the same things his son learned in "Maharishi oblivion." I agree that the son is probably dead and the father has just convinced himself otherwise -- the power of belief, a lesson the son could never teach the father in life.

    Awesome song. Vanderslice is pretty much God.
    TGon October 29, 2006   Link

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