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Rain

Smell The Future

Standing with my sneakers soaking up a lake of gasoline
Standing with my Bob Dylan comic books and a bag of Boston Baked Beans
Standing there I realize just now what you mean
Hey Douglas
I smell the future
I smell the future
I smell the future
And it smells like gasoline

Lying face down in the street they beat the shit out of him
His face was such a sight
Lying to us blatantly they handed down not guilty
I say that's not right
Lying on my mother's couch screaming at the television
Watching LA burn into the night
And that night we smelled the future
We smelled the future
Do you smell the future?
Well it smells like gasoline

Driving in my dreams I'm on I-90 headed east
Driving the last nail into this corner of my life
But those goodbyes are a beast
Driving forces are buffeting me
And to say the least
I smell the future
I smell the future
Do you smell the future?
Well it smells like gasoline...
Gasoline...


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November

Close my door
Close my eyes
Press my fingers to the glass
Why does November drag its heels when October never seems to last?

The television tells us love can make a mute man speak or
make a closed man walk outside
But time sheds its light on all that I wanted to hide

I get off the train I stumble 'round the Square
I look for the poems at my feet
You and I come home
And there we bitch and moan
'bout all the perfect lovers that we never seem to meet
You'd better let someone love you instead of pushing us all away
Until time rolls right over all that you wanted to say

I know you are hurting
I see you tied up in knots over there
But these are the days we are given
They are precious we must live them I swear
This could be the last warm day in a cold and ugly November
When it's all over, what are you going to remember?

Hey old one up there
Where's the snow where are the lighted windows of our passing age?
You know you never told us of the bitter cold
Trying to find the heart inside each well-built cage
Still i forgive you
I would not have it any other way
I can say it only once more, I love you
Stay
Stay
Stay



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Birgit

The rain refuses,
a few drops and then it stops,
a few drops and then it stops
The city holds its breath
You come home from work
And I can tell around the corners of our talk
That this waiting on the rain reminds us of waiting for her

You and me hand in hand
Into the mist into the cool cool water

You come back from out east,
from out there the cool air
from out there the cool air
You tell us you've found us a home
And we who have made a creed of anxiety
Spin and panic and jump the gun
For she is around every corner now we can taste her, we can

You and me talking to the dog
In the black black black forest

I'm already gone
most of me is gone to the sea
most of me has gone to the sea
I can't finish my sentences
And if she doesn't appear soon
I am going to summon her if only to assuage this aching longing for...

You and me hand in hand
from the top of the Eiffel Tower



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No Wonder

Are these your arms across your chest?
Is that your face turned from me?
Are these your legs drawn between us?
Is this you?
No wonder

Is this my voice, pleading, broken, bitter?
Is this my mouth filled with sand?
Are these my hands inert and heavy?
Is this me?
No wonder

I have never been here before
I had no idea
The chill you seem to know your way around

With a white-knuckle grip on the center of your soul
I have the same grip on your heart
Sometimes when the words fail
And the silence bleeds into the snow
I wonder
I wonder which of us will be the first to let go
Which of us will be the first to let go

And I say listen to the rain
listen to the fall
listen to the voice
listen to the trees
listen to the call
listen to the sun
listen to the wind
listen to the way
listen to the dream
The shout's begun to whisper
Listen to me, listen to me, listen to your heart
The truth is speaking softly there
And I am almost beyond caring
And I can only breathe
And I can only watch you be yourself
And you can only do the same

No wonder...
No wonder...
No wonder.



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All In Good Fun

Walking down the street kicking up the leaves
Like a latter day Snoopy and Woodstock
Man when you sit there I could almost hear Guaraldi playing in my head
Well the city's been good to you all those young people running everywhere
with everything to do
But I believe this coast is killing me
If I didn't dream I'd be dead

All in good fun
Look at the moon and think of the sun
All in good fun
How many ways to live your life?
More than one

How many months are gonna have to go by
Before I see your skinny white self again?
You and I have seen love rise and fall like tiny empires
You're gonna make me break a promise that I made to myself
You're gonna to make me come to the city
Do you want me to bring the focus of my desires?

We'll have good fun
Look at the moon smiling at everyone
We'll have good fun
How many people are made for you and only you?
More than one

I believe that you and I will be around long after so many others
who have kissed sorry business goodbye
We know laughter is our life preserver
We know to keep laughing
We know how and we know why

All in good fun
Watching an old friend raising his only son
All in good fun
Look at the moon, think of the sun



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No One Else

Well I promised I'd speed the journey home
But I saw the magic tonight
So I stopped my speck of a car amidst the mountains
And the silence and the starlight

I've been so long silent
So when I spoke I would know it was truth
Now I fashion this rose that grows
In the fertile soil of the heart of my youth

And I bring it to you, bring it to you
You will sleep curled in my breast
In my pocket i carry the notion
That we spend our waking hours together
And dreams account for the rest

In me a river of doubts I know becomes a sliver of doubt
But if this is a lie than the truth is not worth living or singing about
And I just saw a shooting star and I know what I want
Now I will be in it all
But I do not come home empty-handed
For I bring you, my love, this song
And I sing it to you, sing it to you
Then we will go on our way
In your pocket you carry devotion
Dreams are for giving, life is for living
Tomorrow and today



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The Dreams

Inside the tunnels, the stone tunnels, are the trains
And inside the trains, the steel trains, are the bags of skin
And inside the thin skin are the blood and the bones
And inside the blood and the bones are the dreams
It really is that simple, it really is that fragile

I am one such dream inside the blood and the bones and the bags and the
trains and the tunnels
There's a dream sitting next to me
There's a dream across from me
Fragile

We all know that one day
The tunnels will crumble and the trains will stop
And the blood and the bags and the bones will be gone
And in between now and then something will happen to all the dreams
I don't know what will happen to the other dreams

But I know what will happen to me
Sure as rain, I know, sure as winter

I'll breathe and grieve and struggle and strive and love, love
And if I'm lucky once, just once, the dream will drop to the floor like a vase
and shatter in shards of silence
Where I will see, I will see in the pattern of the pieces, I will
See something

This will, this will happen
But now the train with all its fragile cargo rolls on.



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The Way That I Love You

Well the leaves have gone away
And the cold is here to stay
And the wind picks up and calls my name

And the gulls they cough and die
And the buses drive on by
And they shake my room the way you do

And the way that I love you is just like the weather

And the snow begins to fall
And I lean against it all
And it snows for me I don't need me (?)

So I stand on the escape
And the sky looks at my face
And I decide I like just who, just who I am

And the way that I love you is just like the weather



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In The Gloaming

In the gloaming, oh my darlin'
When the lights are soft and low
And the quiet shadows falling
Softly come and softly go

When the trees are sobbing faintly
With a gentle unknown woe
Will you think of me and love me
As you did once long ago?

In the gloaming, oh my darlin'
Think not bitterly of me
Though I've passed away in silence
Left you lonely, set you free

Though my heart was tossed with longing
What had been could never be
It was best to leave you thus, dear
Best for you and best for me

In the gloaming, oh my darlin'
When the lights are soft and low
Will you think of me and love me
As you did once long ago?



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