on the shores of a lake named after a late queen of england
i heard new rumors of war.
the sun was a red ball up in the summer sky.
i saw my sister standing in the doorway.
she had that look on her face that reminded me of you.
the reports were coming hourly and the sky was blue.
they were shifting the power again.
they always do this when i come home.

i tucked my shirt in, though i don't know why.
shielded my eyes from the light up in the sky
'cause it was shining, blazing, like a highway flare
in the incredibly impossibly dry air
i heard my mother call my sister to the kitchen again
and thought that everything was headed straight down the drain
they positioned themselves in strategic locations
i was beginning to lose my patience.
if you'll just put your hand in mine,
we're gonna leave all our troubles behind.


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    General CommentSO CUTE!
    shewouldnton September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShe had that look on her face that reminded me of you.

    I love that line. And also, of course, the end.

    Amazing song.
    a345jklon March 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts about the Israeli raid on Entebbe airport in Uganda after a planeload of Israelis were hijacked.
    dagwoodon July 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"they positioned themselves in strategic locations
    I was beginning to lose my patience."

    I am so proud of that rhyme. It's tied with the 'all you'd get'/alphabet one in The Anglo-Saxons in the history of greatest and most outrageous and original rhymes ever. Beautiful.
    ABookOnAShelfon February 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe live version from Live At Yoyo a Go Go includes an intro of a couple of lines from Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You."
    bfreebyon February 05, 2016   Link

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