Carry cities on your back
Carry stories in your hands
Tell your favorite to yourself now
And the walls of the room

They are waiting there to meet you
He leans slowly now to check the time
In warm car she gently turns the page now
As their child gently sleeps upon a rhyme

They know you'll be there
You konw time and place
The night pale blue and gray
They know you'll be there soon

[clip from the 1962 movie "To Kill a Mockingbird"]
Dill: Oh, I've been up since four.

Calpurnia: Oh!

Dill: Oh, yeah, I always get up at four. It's in my blood. See, my daddy was a railroad man, til he got rich. Now he flies airplanes. One of these days, he's just gonna swoop down here in Maycomb, pick me up and take me for a ride.
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Lean you now to check the clock
Set your feet from bed to earth
Stand you up to embrace the street night
Pack it up, throw it all over your shoulder

They are waiting there to meet you
She moves toward him, leaves her book behind
Their eyes are set to greet you
Hand in hand their hearts entwined

They know you'll be there
You know time and place
The night pale blue and gray
They know you'll be there soon


There's an old swing in your glance
Creaky gate and sunflower breeze
Hardwood floor and children's feet
Between your tongue and teeth


Lyrics submitted by toadtws

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