I'll be the roundabout
The words will make you out 'n' out
I spend the day your way
Call it morning driving through the sound and
In and out the valley

The music dance and sing
They make the children really ring
I spend the day your way
Call it morning driving through the sound and
In and out the valley

In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there
One mile over we'll be there and we'll see you
Ten true summers we'll be there and laughing too
Twenty four before my love you'll see
I'll be there with you

I will remember you
Your silhouette will charge the view
Of distance atmosphere
Call it morning driving through the sound and
Even in the valley

In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there
One mile over we'll be there and we'll see you
Ten true summers we'll be there and laughing too
Twenty four before my love you'll see
I'll be there with you

Along the drifting cloud
The eagle searching down on the land
Catching the swirling wind
The sailor sees the rim of the land
The eagle's dancing wings
Create as weather spins out of hand

Go closer hold the land
Feel partly no more than grains of sand
We stand to lose all time
A thousand answers by in our hand
Next to your deeper fears
We stand surrounded by a million years

I'll be the roundabout
The words will make you out 'n' out
I'll be the roundabout
The words will make you out 'n' out

In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there
Twenty four before my love and I'll be there

I'll be the roundabout
The words will make you out 'n' out
I spend the day your way
Call it morning driving through the sound and
In and out the valley

In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there
One mile over we'll be there and we'll see you
Ten true summers we'll be there and laughing too
Twenty four before my love you'll see
I'll be there with you

Da la la la da da la


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"Roundabout" as written by Steve James Howe Jon Anderson

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    General CommentI've read what Jon Anderson has said. This song has great meaning to me personally. It reminds me of when I first fell in love with, and began dating (living with) my now wife. She's from Canyon Lake, Texas. It's west of New Braunfels, Texas. New Braunfels is a old town settled by germans and has a european roundabout in the middle of town. Canyon Lake is in the hill country with lots of small mountains that regularly get fog around them from the lake. There are always brown eagles and turkey buzzards flying in a circular pattern out there. She's of teacher--of children of course. There is a place with dinosaur tracks called Dinosaur Flats about 2 miles from where we lived. The whole area used to be under the ocean. There are millions of deposits of sea life. I was born by the ocean in the summer and was 10 years old when this song came out. I moved to Texas at 24. I know that this doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but to me it forms a metaphor in my mind. It's a happy song. We need more happy songs. it makes me think of our first, spartan, years together. We're still very happy.
    Beach Bumon August 30, 2005   Link

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