In the midwest, I know a man
I can't remember the name of his town
He holds cigarettes
But dreams of my hands
When December's cold flame burns down
With eyes on his lashes
And on the street
He could not see
For shuffling his feet
With a brain so focused
And friends so lovely
He could not think for thinking of me

How I miss him now
And the chance to explain
But this Georgia voice couldn't cut through that Illinois rain

But he certainly found out what I meant on the rooftop
When he followed me up there and drew circles on my back
When he fell asleep on my skipping heartbeat
Woke up when it had skipped out
Are we all so afraid to say
What we want while it's in our sight
I cannot embrace the day
'Till I find that it's night


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    General Commenti think some corrections to these lyrics are:
    "When December's cold flame burns down"

    "He could not see for shuffling his feet"

    "But this Georgia voice couldn't cut through that Illinois rain"
    pamjaneon April 10, 2007   Link

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