And on the floor Michael James Williams
Feels his fingers start to freeze
And the whole scene's like a movie
Paramedics on their knees
Try try your whole life
To be righteous and be good
Wind up on your own floor
Choking on blood

So I held you close to me
I saw the shadows start to gather outside
Beneath the sycamore tree
And something was changing
There was something here entirely new
Bursting into blossom inside of us both
With the sun coming up and me holding onto you

When we meet on neutral ground
I can't believe how good you look
And the thoughts that race around my mind
Fill a long unreadable book and

And when you speak it's those two who speak through you
Who'll speak for me?
The burning and the electricity

It's a wild world
It's a wild world
La la la la la la la la la
It's a wild world
Hey, it's a wild world

You try and trace Taurus in the sky for me
But I know you don't know what you're doing
But when I turn my face toward the cold, clean sidewalk
I can see the world glowing
You say I've forgotten what love's all about
You say I don't know how to shake the cobwebs out
I look into your eyes
And I see the fury grow
I got a handgun, and a bottle of brandy
Let's go

Who's here?
Just us
Nobody else around
Stray electrical currents
Trying to find the ground

And you punched out all the windows
And the wind began to wail
And you gathered your hair behind your head
Like God was gonna catch you by the ponytail

It's gonna be too hot to breathe today
But everybody is out here on the streets
Somebody's opened up the fire hydrant
Cold water rushing out in sheets

Look for the sign of Daniel
Consider the clues
Wait as long as I have to
For good news

When she stood at the kitchen window
Staring out at the countryside
And then she looked my way
I let her right on in
Let her right in

Sapphire Trans-Am
High beams in rain
Drive wild broncos
Down the plain
Push up to the corner
Where the turbines hiss
Someday we won't
Remember this

The dog runs in circles
Parolees all skip town
Heat goes on forever and ever and ever
Shows no signs of slowing down

We went to New York City in September
Took the train out of Manhattan to the Grand Army stop
Found that bench we'd sat together on a thousand years ago
When I felt such love for you I thought my heart was gonna pop

Let the guys all hurry on down to the gym
And throw the doors wide open
And clear a space for him
Let messages from strangers
Spray-painted on cheap drapes
Hang from all the fire escapes

I'm gonna get it when I get home
He's gonna kill me when I get home

And when the birds come home in spring
We will fill them full of buckshot
And jets of contaminated blood
Will cloud the rivers and the lakes
It took all the coke in town
To bring down Dennis Brown

The sun above me and a concrete floor below
Scratch at the chain links, maybe bare my teeth for show
Fed twice a day, I don't go hungry anymore
Feel in my bones just what the future has in store

I touch the leaves of the plant next to me
They're thicker than they were the last time i touched them
And it curls quickly around my hand
There are stars up there even when you can't see them
I'll tell you something that really bothers me
How are we supposed to get anything done
With those stars casting shadows that look just like spiders?
Yeah, it's you, but this time you're coiled up much tighter

The way that everybody's voice
Comes out muffled when they speak
The way we take our diminishing inventories
Month to month and week to week

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