You were looking away from me,
western skies calling you.
Colors spilling, running
dazzling you.

I was looking the other way
voices call from the east
I saw my roots of the trees
there planted at my feet.

It could be I'm searching
for a place so small
with room for everything
where worlds on worlds revolve.
But how can we wait?

I wouldn't hold you back.

Suppose I was the clever one
And words came easy to me
I could say I was writing a song about you
(you) and me.

Maybe that verse is yet to be found,
but waits inside of me,
a secret room a tangled web to unweave.

But how can we wait
knowing our ways,
how can we hold on,
still you know
its not too late.

Lyrics submitted by Nelly

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  • +1
    General CommentI've always felt like this song (and others on this CD) didn't get enough notice. Mary's voice is really touching on this song -- the poignant end of a relationship.
    TK6022on January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe it's about Natalie Merchant's decision to not continue with the group. She went west, following bigger and better things, while the remaining band with John and Mary stayed around NY state.
    pwgabachitoon August 29, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentGo crap on Sugarcult's cd.
    humdrumon June 09, 2002   Link

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