Everybody wants perspective from a hill
but everybody's wants can't make it past the window sill
I can see you in yourt room at night
the pictures on your walls
little forest scenes and high school halloweens
but they don't come to you
they don't come to you at all

All houses dream in blueprints
our house dreams so hard
Outside you can see my shoeprints
I've been dreaming in your yard

One of these days these days will end
Thru the kitchen window the light will bend
You'll be carving a pumpkin with a knife
when someone at the table says
"that's not what I call a life!"

The elephants are so ashamed of their size
hosing down I tell them "you got pretty eyes"
Out in the backyard I used to make like I was a cowboy
I'd set my dog before a hoop and say "now boy, now boy!"

When the governer's heart fails
the state bird falls from its branch
Icicles on hell's higher hills
Meanwhile back home at the ranch
I still get up early in the morning
and I never knew a better place

I believe the stars are the headlights of angels
driving from heaven to save us
to save us
Won't you look at the sky?
They're driving from heaven into our eyes
and though final words are so hard to devise
I promise that I'll always remember your pretty eyes
your pretty eyes


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  • +1
    General Commenteasily the joo's most powerful song. the insturmental at the end somehow culminates all of the beautiful lyrics preceding it.
    ussleepon August 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe last verse has to be one of Berman's best. Amazing.
    Thahepcaton October 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe elephants are so ashamed of their size
    hosing down I tell them "you got pretty eyes"

    i love this line.
    thuglifeforevson February 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is the only song that has ever made me cry
    Willboeon December 12, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Elephants ashamed of their size" = Memories you can't get out from under. Hosing down the elephants = crying, overwhelmed by your memories or something you wish you did or didn't do.
    eyehopon January 02, 2013   Link

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