Staring at the sun
with no pants on
high round and rosy
she thinks she knows me
fighting off a cold
murdering a campfire song

Spitting in the wind
from out a fast train
or on a causeway
trying to catch a bus
swear I gotta move
suffering the radio crime

so whistle in the sweet pine trees
the imaginary airport breeze
it flickers and flows
fans fires in the road and
all we want to do is go home

Someone's gonna break your heart
one cold gray morning
but she sings:

oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
whoa-whoa

oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
whoa-whoa-oh

Should we take this town?
Do we want to
tear the whole thing down
paint the rubble all
tangerine
shimmer in the gas main fires

We don't promise and we tell no lies
learn to paddle when the waters rise
melancholy comes
like the robin at your window

whistle in the sweet pine trees
the imaginary airport breeze
it flickers and flows
fans fires in the road and
all we want to do is go home

Someone's gonna break your heart
one cold gray morning
the kids sing:

oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
whoa-whoa

oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
whoa-whoa-oh

And the traffic goes round and round
swallowing the road and spitting out clouds
and the spirit she hides
on a damp path of moss and stone
from a fear we are born with and never outgrow

And what else you can keep
your American cash and smile
and the suits sing:

oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
whoa-whoa

oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
whoa-whoa-oh


oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
whoa-whoa

oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
whoa-whoa-oh


oh-oh-oh-oh (Someone's gonna break your heart
oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
whoa-whoa

oh-oh-oh-oh (Someone's gonna break your heart
oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
whoa-whoa

oh-oh-oh-oh (Someone's gonna break your heart
oh-oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh
whoa-whoa

oh-oh-whoa
oh-oh-whoa


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    General CommentThe movement from she to kids to suits is accompanied by slightly surreal evocations of late 20th century adolescent and young adult American life. The desire that fills your heart, whether it be for a lover (she), or for children, or for the satisfaction of material wants (as provided by the suits) will never be completely satisfied, will break our hearts. But the spirit is present, hiding, on a damp path of moss and stone, hiding from a fear we are born with, but never outgrow, but we can be with the fear, and transform it so the spirit can appear. God I love this song.
    asifison November 27, 2012   Link

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