We always passed the Cogen plant at night
The towers and tanks all lit up like Christmas
As we crossed the still black water into Delaware
The blinking red sign said welcome, three dollars, pass with care
You were always asleep
Even when the car ground into second
And flooded with the smell of foggy river air

Chorus: I know where you are
I know where you are
And I wish that I could
Wish for you to
Come back home again

We hit the stretch south of Rehoboth
The Atlantic Ocean came into sight
There was nothing on the radio but old Joni Mitchell
And I said, 'lean your seat back, just close your eyes, and I'll drive'
I'll bring you home and carry your shit to the house
How else can I say this?
I never really tried
I was always afraid that the world would end in ice

Chorus

We were careless and mistaken
To drive so far at night
There's so much we never could see past the headlights
We could have passed through the beautiful country and never even known it
We could have passed through the beautiful country and never even known it

Chorus



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    General CommentI just heard this on one of my Pandora.com stations -- my bluegrass station that I made using the Strength by Numbers genome. If you don't know what I'm talking about go to that website and it will explain all. Oh what a beautiful song this is. It is one of those songs where beauty of the music contrasts with the feeling of loss in the lyrics. What is the loss? Living life at a mundane, gray level, rather than committing the time and action needed to get to the full colors, the "what could be." "I never really tried, I was always afraid that the world would end in ice." There is a lack of involvement due to fear, and a lament for all that could have been if the fear hadn't been there.
    Gracie_Gon September 11, 2008   Link

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