out of the camera lens
is an arizona
and arizona's as good as
the california
then tell you with confidence
If it wasn't for you
the arizona
out from a mission there
the calm before it
I saw the bloodstains
all sorrows are wasted on you
and arizona
old machinery
and call the foreman
who will make the sun rise
and tell all the coffins
all summer was wasted on you
arizona
i'll see it someday
the sky and night and home
the clouds roaming
arizona

all of the sighing children
the summer before you came to know us
said all of the sighing children
the summer before you came to know us

out of the camera lens
is an arizona
and arizona's as good as california
then tell you with confidence
if it wasn't for you
out from a mission there
in arizona

all summer's wasted on you
and arizona


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    General CommentGuys, I tried my best... :-)

    And out of the camera lens is Arizona
    and Arizona's as good as California
    I'd tell you in confidence if it wasn't for you
    in Arizona, out on a mission there

    the calm before it I saw the bloodstains
    all sorrows wasted on you in Arizona
    hold the machinery and call the foreman
    make the sun rise and tell all the coffins

    all summers rage is on you in Arizona
    And I am a simple man
    the sky and night's cold
    the crowd is roaming in Arizona

    all of the sighing children
    the summer before you came to know us
    said all of the sighing children
    on the summer before you came to know us

    out of the camera lens is Arizona
    and Arizona's as good as California
    I'd tell you in confidence if it wasn't for you
    out on a mission here in Arizona

    all summer's wasted on you in Arizona
    all summer's wasted on you in Arizona
    jommyon March 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, so here's a first try...I'm sure there are plenty of mistakes in here so, please comment!

    And out of the camera lens
    is Arizona
    And Arizona's as good as
    California
    I'd tell you in confidence
    If it wasn't fore you
    But Arizona
    Up on a ...
    We'd call before it
    I saw the bloodstains
    all sorrow
    in Arizona
    ....
    Call the foreman
    Make the sun rise
    and tell all the coffins
    All summer's reach..
    Arizona
    .....
    The sky..
    The crowds's roaming
    Arizona
    all problembs...
    The summer for you keeps knows us??

    I'd tell you in confidence
    If it wasn't before you
    our mission
    in Arizona

    so..probably a lot of mistakes etc. Please correct!
    BraveNewWordon February 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshit, i'll take a stab at it... probably very off, but it's a try.


    Out of the camera lense
    is Arizona
    and Arizona’s good as California
    I’d tell you in confidence
    if it wasn’t for you
    in Arizona
    ___________________?
    the calm before it
    I saw the bloodstains
    all sorrow’s waisted on you
    in Arizona
    hold the machinery
    and call the foreman
    make the sun rise
    and tell the coffins,
    all summers rage is on you
    in Arizona
    and I am a simple man
    the sky nights cold
    and the crowd is roaming
    in Arizona
    all of the silent children
    the summer before you came to know us
    all of the silent children
    the summer before you came to know us

    Out of the camera lense
    is Arizona
    and Arizona’s good as California
    I’ll tell you in confidence
    if it wasn’t for them
    our mission in
    in Arizona
    All summers raced from you
    in Arizona
    All summers raced from you
    in Arizona
    SHANNONELAINEon February 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwe may never know the correct lyrics, but i swear this song is written about the film la jetee. they've explicitly stated that 12 monkeys inspired the concept behind sagarmatha, so it's only fitting that la jetee should also be an influence.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron June 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"The Arizona is as good as The California." These items are proper nouns, named after States. Maybe there is a boat or something with those names. If you're leaving in a hurry, what difference does it make which one you take.

    "Out from a mission there."



    CrazyUglySenatoron March 12, 2010   Link

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