bright future
bright pink
bright light in my eyes
all these desert cities

giant heart
down in this dust
fell to the earth
at a fascinating speed

further up
in the ponderosa
the nervous coyotes caterwaulin'
their choruses foreboding

couldn't you've stayed on the ground
couldn't you've stayed on your feet

but your mind was wound so tightly
always bold and wise and unsettling
i live in your tall trees amongst your fearless leaves
saw the bright colors, bright future

the night is patient
the night's a glass dome
the night is still and cold
but this desert can turn

your restless mind
was born in a flash
and you lived in these clouds
with light day in your feet

yes your mind was wound so tightly
always bold and wise and unsettling
i live in your tall trees amongst your fearless leaves
saw the bright colors, bright future


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    General CommentThink at the beginning he sings:

    Oh this desssert's a tease

    One of the best songs of the new album! Think it's about his dad or a person very close to him who he looked up to. This person had huge expectations for life but became very disappointed when his big expectations didn't seem to match with the truth.
    BraveNewWordon November 11, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"the nervous cayuse cat awailin"

    pretty sure this should be "the nervous coyote caterwauling"
    he just says "coyote" like "ki-ote"

    either way, this song is gorgeous. i am in love with this band.
    any_colour.you_likeon January 17, 2010   Link

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