"Timbuktu" as written by Andrew Sudderth, Clifford Campbell, John Matthew Langley and Brett Stowers....
Pack up with what's worthy, lock it up in the car.
Don't be surprised if I drive too far.
Speak now and we're followed while the weakest react.
The nose on the siren is right on our tracks.

A pair of tripods eyes through streets of mercury.
Not as common as leisure days, not as modern as much too late.

I sailed through the catapults between April and May
He quoted his price and that's what he'll pay.
He spread thick like a heathen, the clouds buried the chalk.
While the suit on our throat 'till our engine stops.

Pearls and oysters every each turn grow the lilac near the grubworm.
Push the button closest to him, give me glue so I can stick to plan.

But instead, sail the desert.


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"Timbuktu" as written by Brett Stowers Andrew Sudderth

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    General CommentThis song is really amazing and Andy really has a way with lyrics. I think this song is about leaving home or running away from home and the first few decisions you make. When people leave home the strongest people will be resilient and succeed while the weak people return home and do what society tells them to do. There is pressure when you leave home and you have to decide if you're going to settle down right away and work in a dead-end job or if you're going to take risks occasionally. He sails the desert... he lives according to his own values
    kimmes21on November 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentandy? no, andrew (darroh).

    this is by far one of my favorite songs.
    jennybeanon January 09, 2008   Link

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