The skyline is two gazes long.
and I crane my neck
to take it all in

the skyline is two gazes long.
and I bump my head
against the windshield,

And I can see you (I don't know what direction that is)

the skyline is two gazes long.
and I bump my head
against the windshield,

And I can see you craning
and I can see you craning

Momentum makes my head
ponderous and heavy,
planetary rotation
is time winding down?

Momentum makes my head
ponderous and heavy.
planetary rotation
Is time winding down.

Is time winding down
the light
from our bodies
precedes us. (Is time winding down?)

and I can see you (I can see you) craning your neck
I can see you (I can see you) craning your neck

I want to go to faraway places
I want to go to faraway places
I want to go to faraway places
I want to go to faraway places

But momentum makes my head
ponderous and heavy,
planetary rotation
is time winding down?

Momentum makes my head
ponderous and heavy.
planetary rotation
Is time winding down.

is time winding down?


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    General CommentI love this song.
    TheEmoHeartedKidon August 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is very beautiful.

    (sigh)
    juliashopeon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthands down, the best rainer maria song. "i want to go to faraway places" is my life quote.
    adorabelleon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    redandbluejeanson April 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI sometimes get sudden revelations that this song is about fireworks, which I immediately forget but am left with a sure feeling that everything is right and, frankly, it's okay.
    AnacinCrosson July 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti could be wrong on this but i can take a shot. this band started out in Wisconsin and played to small clubs and basements (i saw them twice in those days). they got big and eventually went major and moved to NY. if you look at the lyrics they are referring to the first time they are seeing a big city and taking it all in

    care to chat more about this band and early 90s emo, drop me a line. i love this stuff!

    dmciscobgp@hotmail.com---------Mike
    McKittrickon December 18, 2013   Link

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