He put on his shirt carefully, making sure that the buttons matched up
His sleeves were always too short
But at least it meant he could always see his watch
And often he checked the time
And it would be stopped
He always thought it was broken
But then he'd remember he had to wind it, oh
Though he knew some day he'd remember to wind it and it wouldn't work after all
Maybe that would happen on the exact day he didn't think it was broken

Isn't that the way it works
Isn't that the way it goes
While the fox he lurks
And while the rooster crows
Isn't that the way things are
The way the world ain't flat
But you can only run so far before you make it back

He could drink from the sink by craning his head far to one side
The day he figured that out, one of the horses died
It was one of the twins that barely a week'd been alive
It was the one who could barely stand
We'd wrapped his legs with gauze and bandages from inside from one of the kitchen drawers
We called him stretch
Cuz he was so skinny and tall
Momma said both twins rarely live with horses
We was lucky to have one livin at all
And me and my momma slept in the stall next to them in the bed of a pickup
All us kids piled in
I remember the momma horse lickin and cleaning up her newborn babies
She was working so hard (she was working so hard)
She was working so hard (she was working so hard)
She was working so hard
She was working so hard
She was working so hard
She was working so hard

Isn't that the way it works
Isn't that the way it goes
While the fox he lurks
And while the rooster crows
Isn't that the way things are
The way the world ain't flat
You can only run so far before you make it back

Isn't that the way it works
Isn't that the way it goes
While the fox he lurks
And while the rooster crows
Isn't that the way things are
The way the world ain't flat
You can only run so far before you make it back

You can only run so far
You can only run so far
Before you make it, before you make it back


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    General CommentThis song, pretty clearly, is about twin horses being born on chad's family farm when he was a kid, but one of the horses doesn't make it. The beginning of the song speaks about a man (who i presume is chad's father), and his watch, which one day will stop working. I think the song sends a message that there is a lot of injustice in the world but that's just "the way it works....the way it goes." This is one of my favorites on simmerkane II, the ending harmonies are very beautiful.
    cara0293on July 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt is about one of the twin horses dying, but the more spiritual meaning behind it is that whenever something good happens, something bad will also happen, but you have to be able to rise above the hardships in life.
    GrizzlyAdamsHadABeardon October 11, 2011   Link

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