a rifle sits behind her sleeping ear
an echo on the cold wall closest neighbor couldn't hear
we dug a hole in the fall
so now its a frozen burial
and she's gone
just before the new year

well i'm gonna build a cross for the spot between the trees
and stick it in firm so it won't sway in their breeze
well you and i have trouble making up our half-assed minds
but she'd seen 16 years of our kind
and what's it like when your memories start to freeze

oh and i wonder what it is about dogs and thunder
what they hear coming over the fields
backhouse shelter, warm nights in the summer
shaking the ground that you lie under
well i know you're not here but at least you don't feel it anymore

and i came to see you on the day that it happened
you said hey sorry Sarah but i gotta go
and i was trying to read some subtle reaction
it's something you just can't show
so i guess it's time i go

across the snowy barnyard just past the driving shed
a shadow of me in the moon
well i was in a movie in my head
this pile of dirt on the ground
will sink when nobody is around
and winter covers everything but everything's not dead

oh and i wonder what it is about dogs and thunder
what they hear coming over the fields
backhouse shelter warm nights in the summer
shaking the ground that you lie under
well i know you're not here but at least you don't feel it anymore
well i know you're not here but at least you don't feel it anymore
well i know you're not here but at least you don't feel it anymore


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    General CommentI heard this song for the first time at a small show at Poor David's Pub Dallas. The audience was pretty quiet. I don't think Sarah could see with the stage lights how much we loved her music. She looked slightly uncomfortable. When she finished her set the applause was fierce. Those that were not familiar with her music, or had only heard her hit Basement Apt. walked away from that show big Sarah fans. This song was such a gift to those of us that had memorized her CD. I had to find it online and download it since it has not to my knowledge been released....if the lyrics are wrong forgive me.
    glytter_girlon April 20, 2002   Link

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