"Trailways" as written by and Mark Edward Kozelek....
How have you been Caroline?
Living okay? Home in PA
See how the color left from our faces
From when, when we were younger

Just yesterday I was making the reach
Went for a swim in lover's beach
And there I met friends and I neared the bay
Until I felt sick

But you were my friend
Don't you know how I needed you then
I felt nervous when you shook and cried
The circles under your eyes
Made love till you reached the clouds
Through the ceilings and walls that surround

One time you drove through heat and hard rain
Three hundred miles in the roots of your pain
Things get so far back in your mind
That we don't connect

But you were my friend
At the turn of my life's events
I felt weak in the hold of your soul
And your blood-red eyes even more
But the feelings that stay with you now
Get lost over time somehow

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"Trailways" as written by Mark Edward Kozelek

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    General Commentthe most beautiful song... ever.
    a the wonderon July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree. My personal favorite on the album, shame that not too many other people are familiar with RHP. Oh well, a truly beautiful song
    Autobahnon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsometimes i think the feedback outro is more beautiful than even the lyrics. kozelek truly captured the essence of memories, the past, regret, unrequited love, depressive nostalgic, yearning, and so forth; he captured in a few minutes what nick drake might have required an album to be able to say.
    fourameuphoriaon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI second that bit about the feedback, fourameuphoria. So much emotion in that, it makes me want to cry!!
    m!nusm3won August 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, they're so good at this. This song and the Vanilla Sky version of Have you Forgotten is the same way, with that emotional feedback guitar solo. Really an incredible song, sometimes, all I can listen to.
    tarzan05on December 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song kills me. I get the feeling like it's one person seeing so much emotion in someone else, and just being in awe of the feelings they get from that person and wanting to reach out to them and make them not feel alone... but they knew just by being there it was enough.
    And maybe in a way, for the person seeing this all happen, they were overtaken by the other person and whatever they were going through. Eh... the feedback is amazing- it pulls it together. Perfection.
    Such a great song.
    Luckycaton January 13, 2012   Link

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