Twenty-thousand miles to an oasis
Twenty-thousand years will I burn
Twenty-thousand chances I've wasted
Waiting for the moment to turn

I would give my life to find it
I would give it all
Catch me if I fall

Walking through the woods, I have faced it
Looking for something to learn
Forty-thousand thoughts have been wasted
Never in my time to return

I would give my life to find it
I would give it all
Catch me if I fall

All my life
Waiting to find

Forty-thousand stars in the evening
Look at them fall from the sky
Forty-thousand reasons for living
Forty-thousand tears in your eyes

I would give my life to find it
I would give it all
Catch me if I fall

Catch me if I fall
Catch me if I fall
Catch me if I fall, catch me if I fall
Catch me if I fall, catch me if I fall
Catch me if I fall, catch me if I fall
Catch me if I fall


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Texarkana Lyrics as written by Peter Buck Bill Berry

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    General CommentSuch a good roadsong! To me it suggests the loneliness of a person on their first great roadtrip alone. Family, lover, home are all half a world away and the speaker has to confront himself as self-alone-in-the-world for the first time, which is often both a wrenchingly painful and joyously exuberant feeling.
    Tuckeron February 27, 2010   Link

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