(as told by Mad Dog Lewis of Prison City)

I was walking on the tracks in Jackson. I saw a deer, I walked over to it
and It looked at me in the eye and said:
"Do you see this world around you, do you see the trees, do you see the flora and fauna,
do you see how we swing and we sway and we moan with the morning winds and the evening tide, do you see the sun setting in the West?"

I looked around and I noticed it for the first time in months.

and I said "ya, ya I understand I see that"
and the deer said: "look closer do you really understand do you really see what's going on?"

and I looked again and I saw the rising of cities and I saw the destruction of lands that I had never seen before.
and it came to me in a vision that this all at once terrible and frightening

and I said: "how did all this happen how did I never see it before?"

and the deer just looked at me

and I said: "I don't understand."
the deer looked at me again and said: "you don't understand."

the deer walked away into the forest; I could not follow.

Chorus: Tossed about in a sea of words
Reading and talking fenced in with the herd
Harvest time, harvesting
Revised revisiting
The same scar on my mind
All that is weak, all that's despised

After months of sleeping in the city I took the night train to Jackson I got off in the terminal and I walked in front and I saw the deer lying in the tracks. I looked at it in the eyes and the deer looked at me with a sign of faint recognition.

and I said: how did this happen?"

and the deer glanced at the huge machine next to me, the titanic monster, paving the way for civilization.

and the deer said: "Do you see now, do you understand?"

and I looked around me, the city, at the train, at the nightmares of man.

and I said: "I understand."
the deer said: "then do something about it!"


Lyrics submitted by jsparisinflames

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