"Abraham Lincoln" as written by and Michael Johnson John Orth....
The deer and the antelope play
The hiccup of the telephone wires
Birds tossed in and out of the fray
Clouds rushing in loose focus

Afraid if he drops his glass into this ???
Might just stare a hole clear through
Like a thumb pushed into the paper mache
Grizzly that rides the prey

Pale green life vibrates across the Abraham Lincoln
Curses spin beneath his chin

Not to pass re-judgment
Over the deer and the antelope play
Over the boys swapping names
And the girls folding papers into clipper ships

When they've wandered from the parade route
And the room fills with aquarium lights
Curse ???
And the grizzly lies underneath the ??

From the cold cold places behind the Abraham Lincoln
Where the wallpaper will not fade
Magnolias presure up against the bank from the dark as the deer and the antelope play
The clicking of their heels, the clicking of their heels

Pale green life vibrates across the Abraham Lincoln
Over the boys swapping names
And the girls spinning curses across clipper ships


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"Abraham Lincoln" as written by John Orth Jeffrey Hayes

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    General CommentThe lyrics are off at some points. I'll edit them later on.
    a town like parison February 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThanks for posting these. I have a couple suggestions.

    ...
    Clouds rush in and lose focus

    Afraid if he drops his glance into this room
    ...

    ...

    Not to pass any judgment
    ...

    ...
    And the room fills with aquarium light
    Cursive in a tangle on the wall
    And the grizzly lies in deep deep slumber


    Call me crazy, but does it sound like he's saying 'abraham lake,' not 'abraham lincoln'? And I think 'life' should be 'light'

    It's great music, but I get the feeling the vocals aren't supposed to be deciphered. Ambient muttering and such...
    kneejerkreactionaryon July 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentno, he's saying lincoln.

    afterall, the song is called abraham lincoln..
    charcoalsketchon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKneejerk, I listened to the song with your suggestions and some are right-on, so I made some corrections. Thanks.
    a town like parison July 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHere are the actual lyrics to the song...

    I own the cd and therefore the lyrics on the booklet provided therein.

    The deer and the antelope at play,
    The hiccup of the telephone wires,
    Birds tossed in and out of the fray,
    Clouds rush in then lose focus.
    Afraid if he drops his glance into this room,
    might just stare a hole clear through....
    like a thumb pushed into the paper mache
    grizzly that rides the parade.

    Pale, green light vibrates across the Abraham Lincoln.
    Cursive spins beneath his chin.

    And not to pass a weary judgement over the deer and the antelope at play,
    over the boys swapping licks and the girls folding papers into clipper ships.
    When they've wandered from the parade route and the room fills with aquarium light...
    Cursive in a tangle on the wall and the grizzly lies in deep slumber.
    And from the cold places behind the Abraham Lincoln where the wallpaper will not fade...
    Magnolias pressed sharp against the pink and from the dark he hears the deer and the antelope at play.... the clicking of their heels.

    Pale, green light vibrates across the Abraham Lincoln, over the boys swapping licks and the girls spinning cursive across clipper ships.


    Those are the correct lyrics according to the booklet the band published with the cd...
    sleepyglowon December 18, 2006   Link

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