Know how the sprinklers trace great oaks
Boned up again
It's like a curse I hold
Tracing the trim white lines
To the sewers and drains
To the rivers and lakes
To evaporate and return as rain

We barrelled a car across the state
Wore out our tapes
Halted on salted brakes (?)
Between receding lights
The wind clicked through the breeze
The alternator's shot
The dashboard lights shut off

The car was dark
We began to freeze
We drummed our hands on our knees
A tuneless tomb marked for home
Came through rythm free


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Deadbeat Water song meanings
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    Lyric CorrectionLyrics correction:

    know how the sprinkler makes great arcs low and up again?
    like a curbside ode tracing the trim wet lawns
    to the sewers and drains to the rivers and lakes
    to evaporate and return as rain?

    we barreled a car across the state
    wore out our tapes
    halted on salted roads between receding lakes
    the wind clipped through the reeds the alternator shot
    the dashboard light shut off
    the car was dark we began to freeze
    we drummed our hands on our knees a tuneless tone marked for home
    came through rhythm free
    Idiomorphicon May 01, 2010   Link

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