the moon has come out tonight.
round as a crying eye
round as a ringle of smoke
from your smoke signal sky

i am the oak and the maple
i have covered my roots
you are the dancing virginia
in black leather boots

come as a silver morning
come as the dragonfly
come as my sleeping sister
through the midnight sky

cover me with your fire's ashes
cover me with your midnight veil
cover me with your smoky river
cover me, dancing virginia

there's a pain in my side
and it's killing me
there's a field of crows
now a black sea

and i have called upon the hills
and i have called upon the soil
and they have screamed in my ear
where's your heart boy

cover me with your fire's ashes
cover me with your midnight veil
cover me with your smoky river
cover me, dancing virginia

ooooooh (x a bunch)

your moon has come out tonight
round as a crying eye
round as a ringlet of smoke
from your smoke signal sky

come as a silver morning
come as a dragonly
come as my sleeping sister
through the midnight sky

cover me with your fire's ashes
cover me with your midnight veil
cover me with your smoky river
cover me, dancing virginia

cover me with your revelation
cover me with your sorrow's tale
cover me with your holy water
cover me, dancing virginia

the gray elephant folds of adventure
the blue oasis of meditation
the feathered touch of a sleepy afternoon
beneath the tent of a palmetto haven

and I'm rising upwards from my feet
as children run side by side with their elation

oooooh (x a bunch)


Lyrics submitted by belle1313

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    General CommentI cannot believe no one has commented yet. This is one of my FAVORITE songs and yet my only guess at what it means is that this is a wonderfuly poetic ode to some beautiful and adventurous girl he likes. Any other ideas?
    HappySongon May 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentJay wrote it on the way back from their awful winter in Boston, it was one of the songs he wrote about the places they travelled through on the way to Charleston.
    judithavoryon May 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentUpdate: the song is also a metaphor for a girl he was dating at the time.
    judithavoryon June 29, 2004   Link

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