Autumn came around like a drifter to an on-ramp
There were wet leaves floating in gutters full of rain
Took to walking barefoot around town
Melodies from gradeschool kicking in my brain

Saw you on the crosstown bus today
You were reading a magazine
I turned my face away
And I shut my eyes tight
Dreamed about the flowers that hide from the light
On dark hillsides in the hidden places

The brakes howled and the bus pulled up near my house
And I got off at the corner
Pulled my sleeves down over my hands, over my hands
And I wished I was someone else
And I wished it was warmer

And when I got home I thought about you
Like a desperate policeman searching for clues
And I almost passed out just then
And I shut my eyes again
Headed for the dark hillsides
In the hidden places

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    General Comment"Some songs you can wear glasses on, other songs, you can't wear glasses on. This song falls into the latter category.

    The year that I come here and begin a sentence 'some songs, you wear pants on...', the exit is right there, and I'm sure if we leave in an orderly fashion we can avoid the end of that sentence.

    This song is about a guy who knows when to keep his pants on, most of the time."
    ABookOnAShelfon February 14, 2009   Link

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