The black paper between a mirror breaks my heart
The moon frayed thru dark velvet lightly apart
Steal softly thru sunshine
Steal softly thru snow
The wild goose flies from winter
Breaks my heart that I can't go
Energy flys thru a field
'n the sun softly melts a nothing wheel
Steal softly thru sunshine
Steal softly thru snow
The black paper between a mirror breaks my heart that I can't go
The swan their feathers don't grow
They're spun
They live two hundred years of love
They're one
Breaks my heart to see them cross the sun
Grain grows rainbows up straw hill
Breaks my heart to see the highway cross the hills
Man's lived a million years 'n still he kills
The black paper between a mirror
Breaks my heart that I can't go
Steal softly thru sunshine
Steal softly thru snow


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    General CommentOne of Beefhearts best poems on TMR and vocal performances.

    A strong ecology theme, wild geese, birds in migration, energy flies across a field, passionate plea for natural world and man's cruelty. My favorite line " .... breaks my heart to see the highway cross the hill...". Some great tight playing by Magic Band as well, an interesting composition in under 3 minutes.
    Terry H.on November 15, 2017   Link

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