Took a drive into the sprawl
To find the house where we used to stay
I couldn't read the number in the dark
You said "let's save it for another day"

I took a drive into the sprawl
To find the places we used to play
It was the loneliest day of my life
You're talking at me, but I'm still far away

Let's take a drive through the sprawl
Through these towns they built to change
And then you said "The emotions are dead"
It's no wonder that you feel so strange

Cops showing their lights
On the reflectors of our bikes
Said "Do you kids know what time it is?"
Well, sir, it's the first time I felt like something's mine
Like I have something to give

The last defender of the sprawl
Said "Well, where do you kids live?"
Well, sir, if you only knew what the answer's worth
Been searching every corner of the earth


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"Sprawl I (Flatland)" as written by Regine Chassagne Jeremy Gara

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    General CommentWin has a degree in religious studies so he might heard of the saying by Byzantine theologist saint Maxime the Confessor: "Mine is only that which i gave away". may be that's why he says to last defender of the sprawl: "I felt like something is mine like I have something to give".
    And then, being asked about kids' home, he answers like that: "Us kids know where no cars go: between the click of the light and the start of the dream". Because this earth is not enough to answer where we kids really live.
    ARomanceofManyDimensionson February 13, 2012   Link

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