We set out in the spring
With a trunk full of books about everything
About solar devices
And how nice natural childbirth is
We cut down some trees
And we trailed our ideals
Through the forest glade
We dammed up the stream
And the kids cooled their heels
In the fishing pool we'd made
We held hands and we exchanged bands
And we practically lived off the land

You adopted a fox cub
Whose mother was somebody's coat
You fed him by hand
And then snuggled him down
By the grandfather bed while I wrote
We grew our own maize
And I only occasionally went into town
To stock up on antibiotics
And shells for the shotgun that I kept around
I told the kids stories while you worked your loom
And the sun went down sooner each day.

The leaves all fell down
Our crops all turned brown
It was over
As the first snowflakes fell
I realized all was not well in the camp
The kids caught bronchitis
The space heater ran out of diesel
One weekend a friend from the East
God damn his soul
Stole your heart
I said "Fuck it then
Take the kids back to town
Maybe I'll see you around"

And so...leaving all our hopes and dreams
To the wind and the rain
Taking only our stash
Left our litter and trash
And set out on the road again
On the road again

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Go Fishing (Roger Waters cover) song meanings
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    General Commentlovely cover..congleton's voice is so unbelievably strong on this.
    i just love the guys voice, so emotinal and brilliant.
    incredible live, i just wish a few more people knew of them is all
    alionsheadon October 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree, great band live...i actually have a feeling that "pAperworkpAperwork" is one of the guys I went to the show with lol this band are life changing for me, this cover is a beautiful representation of a relationship that falls apart around the male half, an appropriate cover for this band
    horror showon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHeh really? The one in colchester?
    alionsheadon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI heard this before the original... not sure what it means, though.
    I always saw it literally, as a story.
    vaguelyhumanoidon August 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwell I know this song more as a roger waters song from his album
    'Pro's & Con's of Hitchhiking' and I think its part of the story that,
    that album tells. EXCELLENT by the way. Been listening to it for
    10 or 15 years now and just like all his stuff it just keeps getting better!
    thebe333on July 12, 2013   Link

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