boy decides he cannot walk,
boy decides to take the train,
and sing and swing his arms softly,
watch himself in the window pane,
and he says this is necessary,
and though she said I should not run again,

I just could not live under the same roof as him,
and in the desert I deserve some sleep,
and I need recourse for the course I am taking,

well we just got word from you mother,
who says she's awfully sorry,
but she understands,
it's just she loves her man,

but what's the problem,
yeah he's been burnin' your blankets all this time,
it's for your own good that you learn to be a cold man too,

and he could not go home to his mother,
cause she's in love with an animal,
nothing to hold in his arms,
they both became mechanical

only the girl in the airplane he'd read about when he was small could save him,
be the friend he needed all along,
and she'd love him,

in the desert there's a man with his arms by his side,
but they're severed so the day when he will look into her eyes he'll say,
how I have been waving to get your attention all this time,
and he will not see a river for another thousand miles,

but her lips will be like water when she gives the boy a smile,
and says how i have been seaching for you man,
all the while there ain't no birds out here near the cactus,
the place where you are lying,

but the raw pink sky is clear as he turns his head,
and says is that a jet propellor i hear,
and she says boy am i glad to see you,
and boy decides to hold her hand with the hands held by the new arms that she had brought,

and given him only the girl in the airplane,
he'd swore he'd seen when he was small could save him,
be the friend he'd needed all along,
and he'd love her

in the desert there's a plant with its arms raisin' high,
and they're never gonna' sever cause she looks into his eyes today to say,
i've been waiting all the while,

yeah she saved him,
it was so lovely,
she saved him,
I wish somebody'd up and save me

Lyrics submitted by afkroboth, edited by phemonoe

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