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    This whole song, basically, but this is always my favorite part:

    Kindness prevails!
    Ties and rails, ties and rails fall into line bearing kindness
    Where will you go, if not here?
    What will you say when you write to us?

    This is a world of terrible hardship everywhere
    And I search for words to set you at ease
    But there, in the looking-glass, a kite is soaring
    Stilling my warring heart and my trembling knees

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    Why is this happening to me? beanstew's Avatar
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    Anyhow - I sat by your side, by the water
    You taught me the names of the stars overhead that I wrote down in my ledger
    Though all that I knew of the rote universe were those Pleiades loosed in December
    I promised you I'd set them to verse so I'd always remember

    That the meteorite is the source of the light
    And the meteor's just what we see
    And the meteoroid is a stone that's devoid of the fire that propelled it to thee

    And the meteorite's just what causes the light
    And the meteor's how it's perceived
    And the meteoroid's a bone thrown from the void that lies quiet in offering to thee
    Because I was just outside observering a nebula and the Pleiades through binoculars and I saw a meteor.
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    There's a man
    who only will speak in code,
    backing slowly, slowly down the road.
    May he master everything
    that such men may know
    about loving, and then letting go.


    Go Long has suddenly become the theme song to my life. I'm feeling it hard these days. It says everything I can't.
    I don't understand the question, and I won't respond to it.

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    "Oh, nature does not change by will"

    Says it all, really

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    "And then she ran as they're liable to do.

    Be at peace, baby, and be gone.
    Be at peace, baby, and be gone."

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    it's a long long climb Kari's Avatar
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    I forgot about this thread!

    Lately for me its been:

    Recall the word you gave
    To count your way across the depths of this arid world
    Where you will yoke the waves that lay a bed of shining pearls

    I dream it every night:
    The ringing of the pail, the motes of sand dislodged, the shucking, quick and bright:
    The twinned and cast off shells reveal a single heart of white

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    And in the evening it's. . . Andrea's Avatar
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    I've been listening to Peach, Plum, Pear lots lately. This bit especially is hitting home:

    And we were galloping manic
    To the mouth of the source
    We were swallowing panic
    In the face of its force

    And I am blue
    I am blue and unwell
    Made me bolt like a horse

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    it's a long long climb Kari's Avatar
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    ETA: I already posted Baby Birch lyrics upthread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea View Post
    I've been listening to Peach, Plum, Pear lots lately. This bit especially is hitting home:

    And we were galloping manic
    To the mouth of the source
    We were swallowing panic
    In the face of its force

    And I am blue
    I am blue and unwell
    Made me bolt like a horse
    My favorite forever.

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    it's a long long climb Kari's Avatar
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    Oh I was listening to Divers over the weekend, and these lines from Anecdotes just wreck me:

    Rushing, tearing, speeding home
    bound to a wheel that is not my own
    around every bend i long to see
    temporal infidelity
    but in as much as the light is loaned
    insofar as we've borrowed bones
    must every debt now be repaid
    in star spotted sickle winged night raids?
    while we sing to the garden, and we sing to the stars
    and we sing in the meantime, wherever you are?
    in the folds and the branches
    somewhere out there
    I was only just born into open air



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    There are some mornings
    when the sky looks like a road.
    There are some dragons
    who were built to have and hold.
    And some machines
    are dropped from great heights lovingly.
    And some great bellies ache with many bumblebees
    (and they sting so terribly)


    Just

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    Quote Originally Posted by just owls
    There are some mornings
    when the sky looks like a road.
    There are some dragons
    who were built to have and hold.
    And some machines
    are dropped from great heights lovingly.
    And some great bellies ache with many bumblebees
    (and they sting so terribly)
    She has written so many wonderful things, but if I had to choose a favorite set of lyrics from her catalog I'd pick this.

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