Well I shake
my head
at how
perfect some song is sounding in my car,
driving toward the country for the month.
I am
still on the make,
and this place is full of friends that I've known,
they saw me too and laughed a warm laugh again.

Lay on
the warm grass of my lawn
and shake hands,
"I've met you once before".
Call to the neighbors down below,
tell them "Wake up! Ma and Pa are gone!"

Don't waste
a breath.
How could
you've spent your life on something so cold?
it's flickered out you're lost and you're scared now.
And I need
this life,
these friends,
my home.
I'm on the curb smiling
remember this 'cause things are never that bad.

You feel right.
I was probably scared.
While I was gone,
you were sleeping upstairs.
When I first heard
you barely made a sound.
And I fell first
isn't it perfect how?
it all comes down
to a moment like this
when I'm leaving for
something bigger than us.

Remember that.
Remember that?
I called my mom and she said
she's never been so impressed.



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    General Commentomg this is beautiful. those lyrics are amazing. i'm thinking maybe it's about coming home to your childhood, you know? and some things aren't the same (ma and pa are gone) but some things are (i've met you once before... full of friends i've known... on the curb smiling, etc). and he remembers the time he left his home (isn't it perfect how it all comes down to a moment like this when i'm leaving for something bigger than us--beautiful). i'm a little unclear, but anyway, some lines really speak to me, like "i shake my head at how perfect some song is sounding in my car." that's so honest and .. reminiscient, yuo know? it reminds me of being young, which i guess is what he's going for.
    hab204on July 20, 2006   Link

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