Well, it's 3AM again, like it always seems to be
Driving northbound, driving homeward, driving wind is driving me.
It just seems so funny how I always end up here
Walking outside in a storm while looking way up past the treeline
It's been some time

Give me darkness when I'm dreaming, give me moonlight when I'm leaving,
Give me shoes that weren't made for standing.
Give me treeline, give me big sky, give me snowbound,
Give me rainclouds, give me bedtime just sometimes

Now you're talking in my room, there ain't nobody here
Cause I've been driving like a trucker, I've been wearing through the gears
I've been training like a soldier, I've been burning through this sorrow
The only talking lately is a background radio

You are my friend and I was a saint
And riding that hope was like catching some train
Now I just walk, but I don't mind the rain
Singing so much softer than I did back then

Well the night I think is darker, we can really say,
God's been living in that ocean, sending us all the big waves
And I wish I was a sailor so I could know just how to trust
Maybe I could bring some grace back home to dry land for each of us

Say what you see, you say it so well
Just say you will wait like snow on the rail
Combing that train yard for some kind of saint
Even my own self, it just don't seem mine

Give me darkness when I'm dreaming, give me moonlight when I'm leaving
Give me mustang horse and muscle, oh, I won't be going gentle
Give me slandered looks when I'm lying, give me fingers when I'm crying
I ain't out there to cheat you, see I killed that damn coyote in me


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    General CommentThis is my Favorite song of all time! Driving/walking/biking late at night with this song is always an amazing experience. Not many songs are this simple but yet richly poetic and reflective!

    Rich and reflective describe this song.

    At his new CD release in May ’09 in boulder at the Fox Theater he told everyone he wrote this song while driving home to a farm that he lived at in north Boulder.

    “Driving northbound, driving homeward, driving wind is driving me.”

    He sings the choirs so gently but the lyrics are very loud and resonating! I really like the line.

    “Give me darkness when I'm dreaming, give me moonlight when I'm leaving,
    Give me shoes that weren't made for standing.”

    Another great line that makes me think of how life can seem:

    “Cause I've been driving like a trucker, I've been wearing through the gears”

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    “And I wish I was a sailor so I could know just how to trust”
    Bryceingon August 14, 2009   Link

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