"Abilene" as written by Sheryl Crow and Jeff Trott....
Can't you see I'm holding your flag
The one that you left on the ground
Well is the world too heavy for you
If it makes you feel better, I'll carry it, too

No one's gonna stand in your light
Impressions are easy to fight
But until you turn to me and say
You don't need anyone to carry the weight, I will stay o

Abilene
Bring it on home to me
Abilene

Isn't it good to be free o
Can't you see I'm wearing your shirt
The one with the heart on the sleeve
Everyone can see you've been hurt

But honey don't give up on me
When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna get out of bed
Well everyday you're gonna find
Broken promises are no worse than words never said

Abilene
Bring it on home to me
Abilene

Then you want someone to come along and save the day
Well you make it much too hard

Abilene
Bring it on home to me
Abilene


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"Abilene" as written by Sheryl Crow Jeff Trott

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Reservoir One Music, OLE MM, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC

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    General CommentI think this song is about being someone's shoulder-to-cry-on, their supporter no matter what. (But until you turn to me and say/You don't need anyone to carry the weight, I will stay.) Sheryl has said that when she first traveled to L.A., she battled often with severe depression. I think this song might be inspired by her parents' perspective toward her at that time (When you gonna make up your mind/When you gonna get out of bed) She has said that they spent lots of time on the phone with her trying to help her out of her rut. I also think it's interesting that this song kind of seems like a response to, or the opposite of, "I Shall Believe," which is kind of a sad-and-longing song looking for help and support. Both great, great tunes.
    VegasJameson July 07, 2002   Link

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