There’s an eagle, and he keeps on flying
Over the mountains capped in white snow
In green valleys lonesome people trying so hard
To tell each other what they think they know.

With greedy hands they take each other's money
Just to buy back this helpless place
In this land of flowing milk and honey,
We wander thirsty in the rain
Thirsty in the rain

Just like that eagle, now my soul is flying
Over the valleys in the crimson morning sky
And there don't seem to be no use in struggling so hard
And there don't seem to be no reasons why

But I must fight you for a rich man's money
So I can buy back this helpless place
Seems so useless and somehow funny,
To be thirsty in the rain
Thirsty in the rain

Fare thee well, now my own true lover
My face you will never see here no more
But there is one promise that is given
That I will meet you on that shiny golden shore
Golden shore, love where the eagles soar so high
Above the fruitful plain
I’m the same friend that you knew when
We wandered thirsty in the rain
Thirsty in the rain

Lyrics submitted by brittaful

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    General Commenti love this metaphor- to wander thirsty in the rain. i can't think of a better way to portray greed in a land that has so much natural wealth and beauty. this song makes me take a step back and appreciate natural world around me and how amazing it truly is.
    queon December 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree with que well put. Excellent acoustic guitar also.
    SCIon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe lyric "In this land of Flowing Milk and Honey" portrays the state of California, which que said that there is greed in a land that has so much natural wealth and beauty. He makes a great put that life just needs to be more natural in general.
    Yonderingon March 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing- it makes you think about the fact that everything we need in the world is here around us, yet there are people are starving and dying everyday because they are denied it. the phrase about buying back this helpless place is so true- if you think about it, why do we need to pay for the land that was here for us to begin with?
    kathG5987on September 23, 2006   Link

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