There's something subversive about you and me
'Cause there's a market-value on love and we're getting something for free
I don't know why, but when we're apart something makes me want to start...
Setting fires and kicking down doors
I hope we never have to resort to dividing what is mine and what is yours

There's something coercive about the way some people smile...
Wide open as if to say, "Come on in and browse a while."
And some time when your resistance is low
Remember that I know...
Whose your favourite Pogue

There's a place in my soul where no one else can adore you
And like the poet-soldier says, "I would spill my blood for you."

There's nothing conclusive in this whole world
'Cause flags can change and martyrs die and there're many towns left to burn
But somewhere between there and here, for one night, hold me near
And sing my shallow tears
And we'll drink but not to forget
But to remember instead
All our happy years

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    General Comment"In the early part of 1990 my girlfriend took a trip to New York and while she was away I got this terrible feeling that something was going to go wrong with the plane. I can't explain why or how but this feeling grew so strong that I was actually up at night worrying about it. I did what any self-respecting writer would do if their loved ones were in danger... I wrote a song about it. It turned out to be a checklist of all the things I loved and hoped for, and a few queries about the future."
    --Ron Hawkins
    NoTimeForAgencyon November 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song Mr. Ron Hawkins!!
    JMIRO4on April 15, 2010   Link

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