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Plastic pieces,
falling down the chute
and I am counting them like trees.
Everything's green
through the tinted window
of the train up to Racine.
In a few more hours,
I'll be punching out and going home,
but until then.
I might look like I'm standing here,
but I'm really on that train

to Racine,
where my true love stays.
Racine,
just a few more days
and I'll see her there again.

In the darkness of my room
I close my eyes and drift into a dream.
She is waiting for me at the station,
she is beautiful.
In a few more hours I'll be waking up
and punching in, but until then
I might look like I'm lying here,
but I'm really on that train

to Racine,
where my true love stays.
Racine,
just a few more days
and I'll see her there again.
I will see here there again
and my plastic world will melt into whatever
shape she holds me.
When she holds me
I am a man, not a part of this machine
by which I'm standing
here pretending, I'm not standing here,
standing here at all.


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    General CommentThis is maybe my favorite Popes/Duvall song ever. Just amazing.

    My favorite lyric is wrong, though, it actually goes like this:

    "I will see her there again, and my plastic world will melt into whatever shape she molds me / when she holds me, I am a man." Great bit of wordplay, gorgeous song.
    danupon May 22, 2006   Link

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