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Well there is something ’bout the quiet uplifting laughter
You’ve just spent so many years chased by a cloud, oh
and it’s taken you so far, far past the cliff’s edge
and now your feet just poke around to feel the ground, oh

You say “is this a joke, I float”, “come on now
you see there’s something down below”
“Just let me fall to be of use, make me the rainstorm
Just a piece of hail, you know”

You said “all the time it needs to take
and all the time there is a shiver from some fallen tear”
but is it honest like a fallen log
to dream of things like a little river to the golden ground?

And there is something ’bout the quiet surprise in darkness
you just sing about your own death in your closet
you stumble out into the pitch-black hallway
you think you’ve lost so many times though it’s not war yet

You say “are these my eyes?”
You said “come on now, already lost my sense to feel
But there is always someone out there who will listen
And then there’s nothing but a dream”

You said, “all the time it needs to take
and all the time there’s a shiver from some fallen tear”
but is it honest like a fallen log
to dream of things like a little river to the golden ground?

And there is something ’bout the leaving of a lover
You think you knew through all the years you’ve been a woman
And he’s stepping out and walks out of the garden
Where all the lilies and all the weeds came from his cold hand

You say “is this my life”, you said “come on now
you see the diamonds when you yell”,
that let you stay in all the corners I have been here
but now you travel, go to hell

You said, “all the time it needs to take
and all the time there is a shiver from some fallen tear
but is it honest like a fallen log
to dream of things like a little river to the golden ground?”

i’m just a dreamer but i’m hanging on
though i have nothing big to offer
i watch the birds, how they dive in, then gone
it’s like nothing in this world’s ever still

and i’m just a shadow of your thoughts in me
but sun is setting shadows growing
a long cast figure will turn into night
it’s like nothing in this world ever sleeps

oh sometimes the blues is just a passing bird
and why can’t that always be
a-tossing aside from your birch’s crown
just enough dark to see
how you’re the light over me

and by your side, girl, where the acres grow
into the strong and stunning meadow
a cowboy stumbling in the finest field
and nothing good out there won’t be old

oh sometimes the blues is just a passing bird
and why can’t that always be
a-tossing aside from your birch’s crown
just enough dark to see
how you’re the light over me

sometimes the blues is just a passing bird
and why can’t that always be
tossing aside from your birch’s crown
just enough dark to see
how you’re the light over me…

Oh I wish I was the sparrow in your kid’s eye
That could fly above his summer all day long
On an island in the heart he has to carry
Past the many you have let into your song

And I said oh my lord why am i not strong
Like the wheel that keeps travelers traveling on
Like the wheel that will take you home

And in the forest someone’s whispering to a tree now
This is all I am so please don’t follow me
And it’s your brother in the shaft that I’m a-swinging
Please let the kindness of forgetting set me free

And he said oh my lord why am I not strong
Like the wheel that keeps travelers traveling on
Like the wheel that will take you home

And on this Sunday someone’s sitting down to wonder
Where the hell among these mountains will I be?
There’s a cloud behind the cloud to which I’m yelling
Oh I could hear you sneak around so easily

And I said oh my lord why am I not strong
Like the branch that keeps hangmen hanging on
Like the branch that will take me home…

Been so many days of longing now
Why should it ever be this far
Where I get frightened
I could never gather birds enough to carry ’round your part
But I see traces of your thoughts out here
I see a sight, I hear a sound
I only comfort in the brittleness of days when I can hold what I just found

It’s in the untired eyes of the laughing child
And the dirtiest sweater he owns
Early sun-warmed pine
And all those life-like sins
That will pull out the memories to show
I’m not leavin’ alone…

I’m not leavin’ alone…

If just that weather-beatin’ plane was here
Haven’t seen it since I came
Can only wonder if it’s near or in the skies
When this damn city sounds the same

And sometimes I’m just a tangle in this trampled wheat
Circle like a losing dog
If just tonight that I could be where you are near
And just forget that I am lost

It’s in the untired eyes of the laughing child
And the dirtiest sweater he owns
Early, sun-warmed pine
And all those life-like sins
That will pull out the memories to show
I’m not leavin’ alone…

I’m not leavin’ alone…

Jump ‘long the creekside
The rock’s crooked line
Fun curls your hair
and the days open wide

And horses trot faster ’til sparrows fall down
you just fall, laughin’, to the snow on the ground
You grew up by playin’ the valley so wild
And that’s why
You’re so beautiful now…

And dancin’ your bike to the lonesome, young mare
You call up her owner, say your heart will be there
You’ll build a collection of scars on your knees
To learn how to count the impossible trees
You grew up by climbin’ the birches so high
And that’s why
You’re so beautiful now…

And we lived so close that we’ve probably seen
The same birds at the same time
they solumnly scream
One day I’ll find just that friend who can see
All this weird beauty
Thrown right at me

Growing by playin’ the valley so wild
And that’s why
You’re so beautiful now