you were dead when they found you
on the floor of your apartment
you were dead, and your drum set
stood there shining in the dark
shining like stage lights
shining like your eyes
shining like orion in the night

you were small time back in austin
where the drummers are all poor
you were rocking out this dive bar
there were bottles on the floor
and a couple lonely people
and the bartender and i
remembered what it is to be alive

chorus
hey, orion, he’s falling
catch him if you can
hey, orion, he’s calling
amen, amen, amen

were you dreaming of the big time
when you fell down all alone?
could you see the velvet curtain
and the silver microphone?
could you hear your own heart beating?
did you hear it getting slow?
could you hear your own heart
playing rock & roll?

chorus

gram parsons in a hotel
buddy holly on a plane
and you, in your apartment
with your drum set shining
shining like stage lights
shining like your eyes
shining like orion in the night

chorus



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    General Commenti just saw anais in concert, and she said that she wrote this song about a drummer she performed with in austin, tx. he was the same age as her and had dreams of becoming a star, but he died suddenly in his apartment in nyc in his early twenties...pretty sad.
    elation armyon October 31, 2007   Link

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