"From" as written by and Scott Mcmicken Toby Leaman....
Oh, oh, my love
Don't you leave me
Cause I don't want to learn how to die
Oh, oh, my love
And oh my my
You know I can't get over
Cause I can't even seem to get by
Oh, oh, my my
And oh my land
(Oh my land)
No, It ain't beneath me
(Ain't beneath me)
Cause I got my head in the sand
Oh, oh, my land
And oh my eyes
(Oh my eyes)
No, they deceive me

(They deceive me)
Seeing but I can't understand
Oh, oh, my eyes

Its like a choo-choo train rolling away
Another choo-choo rain washing away
When were apart
Its like a choo-choo train rolling away
Another choo-choo rain washing away
When were apart
Cause you're apart of my heart
And I'm apart from my heart, my heart

Oh, oh, my God
(Oh my God)
He listens to me
(Listens to me)
And I ain't even talking out loud
Oh, oh, my God
And he says, My son
(Says, My son)
Now, listen to me
(Listen to me)
And listen while the listening's good
You're not my son
But you know my love
(Oh my love)
No it ain't easy
(It ain't easy)
But it ain't the type to give up and die
That's not my love

Its like a choo-choo train rolling away
Another choo-choo rain wash me away
When were apart
It's like a choo-choo train lap me away
Another choo-choo train wash me away
When were apart
Cause you're apart of my heart
And I'm apart from my heart

From [Repeat: x17]
My heart)
From [Repeat: x3]


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"From" as written by Toby Leaman Scott Mcmicken

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    General CommentWatch the live studio recording of this song on YouTube, it is great.
    The Drizzleon April 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOh, oh, my God
    He listens to me
    And I ain't even talking out loud
    Oh, oh, my God
    And he says, ‘My son’
    ‘Now, listen to me’
    ‘And listen while the listening’s good
    You’re not my son’
    But you know my love
    No it ain’t easy
    But it ain’t the type to give up and die
    That’s not my love

    Very deep. Wonder why god turned his back on him?
    slaorenzon October 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think maybe this is about the disillusion of youth and childhood, at least in the verse slaorenz just quoted. I think maybe a member of Dr. Dog was very religious as a boy, and maybe felt that after all this praying and God listening to him, he felt abandonded by God or maybe religion in general.

    Another possibility is this is a reference to Jesus on the cross, just before his last breath, crying to God, "why have you forsaken me?"- a moment showing that even the "perfect" son, can have his moment of doubt and feeling of abandonment like all humans. Not sure if this is what they had in mind.

    Great song though, awesome live.
    billhilfon November 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo, god didn't turn his back on him; he's simply reminding him that he is not his son, i.e. Jesus; i.e. none of us are living the perfect life.
    jayemineon January 30, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"...You have to lose
    You have to learn how to die
    if you want to want to be alive...." wilco lyrics from "war on war"

    When he says "I don't want to learn how to die" maybe he's paying homage to wilco or jeff tweedy in some way? Anybody have any thoughts on that?
    JDeWaldon November 19, 2010   Link

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