This town
Is not moving
It's deep on the treadmill
There are mothers and daughters
Sons without fathers
This factory slow dance
With roots in the river
It hovers infringing
While slowly it's choking

The daughters have halos
Play in the garden
Wonder when Mama
Will ever be happy
And wonder about Daddy
Out on the coast line
Forgetting his purpose
And dodging his own hand

These streets
They dump into sand
But the walls in between
They leave the bricks to connect

There's a song in the river
She told us she heard it
A long live the voices
That whisper and murmur
But she won't believe them
She wants control of the evil
Devices that float on lone shoulders
And these two sweet children
They are angels among us
She will keep them from drowning
She'll keep them floating
There's nothing to leave them
There's nothing that's left
Just a tell tale tattoo
Is what's left to confess

These streets
They don't intercept
But the walls in between
They leave the bricks to connect

Someday you'll find it
And you will realize
It will be the reflection in another pair of eyes
You'll forget that you told us
That you were never loved
And the purest of angels
Nod their heads
From above
All the masters out walking the dead
In this city of coal
Drinking waters of lead
And the petrified forest
Where your heart is frozen still
You will bring it to life
You will bring it
You will

In the petrified forest
Where your heart is frozen still

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    General CommentNo comments?! If you have never listened to this track, PLEASE find it on You Tube and listen. It's absolutely beautiful. It was a gift to me years ago and it's a cherished and much loved song. I'm not thrilled with the other works of the band, but this song is incredibly special. It's soothing.
    ThisLittlePiggyon May 09, 2012   Link

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