This airplane is a ribbon
With a bird at either end
And it's featherlight and floating in the wind
And it seems there's no direction
Gentle push from gentle hands
And I have no way of knowing where I'll land

And I'll take that long drive down
To spend two months in your town
But I'm scared to death that I won't see you around

And I've seen a drunken poet
Spilling verses on the bar
I wish I remembered them so beautiful and so dark
And I watched their moment flicker
As they vanished in the air
Right in front of me but he didn't seem to care

And I'll take that long drive down
To spend two months in your town
But I'm scared to death that I won't see you around
If you're anythign like me
Then you'll pack your bags and leave
Cause you know that you'll be going eventually

And don't say it isn't bad enough
That I'm the only one that cares about this stuff
Cause we both know that I won't go without you
And don't say it wasn't good enough
Cause these lonely couple years have been too rough
And we both know that I won't go without you

And I'll take that long drive down
To spend two months in your town
But I'm scared to death that I won't see you around
If you're anything like me
Then you'll pack your bags and leave
Cause you know that you'll be going eventually
Cause you know that you'll be going eventually


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    General Commentevery time i hear the drunken poet part, it sends tingles down my spine. i love this song!
    MagnumManon June 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason, this is one of my least favorite songs, i just never got sucked into it.

    it seems the first part of the chorus is about going to visit someone, but too scared to actually go to their house, but nervous that they won't run into them.
    i don't know, just what i see.
    ellie117on October 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'And I'll take that long drive down
    To spend two months in your town
    But I'm scared to death that I won't see you around.'

    Sherwood is brilliant. I wonder why they didn't put this one on their new CD. I think that it's amazing.
    xmakesherflyxon May 17, 2007   Link

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