He almost walked into a wall
Oh man she was a sight to see
At the party down the hall
He said "you are the highest apple in the tree"
Out the window in the harbour he saw a little ship
The moon was worn just slightly on the right
They slowdanced so the needle wouldn't skip
And he held her till the room was filled with light

I remember you and I remember me
The sunshine walking inside you/and the man you could see in me.
So I remember me and I remember you
So many beautiful days in a row now/and the nights were perfect too

Hand in hand down a waterslide in Chattanooga
They did not hide from love you see
A winter's plane flight to Aruba
Where he threw a boombox into the sea.
One day they were cutting flowers for something to do
On the bank of the road 'neath the cottonwoods
He turned to her to ask if she'd marry him
When a runnaway truck hit him where he stood.

So I remember you and I remember you
And I remember you do-do-do-do-do
And I remember me and I remember me
A blackhalk nailed to the sky/and the tape hiss from the trees.

Everybody said she needed to move on
That he was all but lost so deep was his coma.
When he finally came to, the girl he loved was long gone.
She'd married a banker and moved to Oklahoma.
He bought a little land with the money from the settlement
And he even bought the truck that had hit him that day
He touched the part where the metal was bent.
And if you were there you would hear him say.

I remember her and I remember him
I remember them and I remember then..
I'm just rememberin' I'm just rememberin'


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    General CommentThe saddest of all David Berman's songs, I think. Amazingly sad, but so poetic.
    3ricon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentso unbelievably sad, maybe because the beginning is so darn sweet.
    forthefatladyon December 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, sounds a bit funny when he kind of forces the oklahoma rhymw, but it's brilliant. pretty clear song, but i'm pretty sure it's 'a blackhawk nailed to the sky, and tape hiss from the trees'. the line about slow dancing so the needle wouldn't skip is amazingly great.
    phlymoon January 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, sounds a bit funny when he kind of forces the oklahoma rhymw, but it's brilliant. pretty clear song, but i'm pretty sure it's 'a blackhawk nailed to the sky, and tape hiss from the trees'. the line about slow dancing so the needle wouldn't skip is amazingly great.
    phlymoon January 05, 2007   Link

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