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Words and music copyright ©1992 by Howard Ashby Kranz

 

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1. So this is the drought, and Iím thinking things out in the ghost of a breeze from the north.

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Iím listening for rain, cause they say sometimes pain is a sign somethingís being brought forth

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And Iíve been to college, and Iíve been to church, and I learned you only know what you feel

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And Iím trying to hang onto the thread that wonít break, but they tell me thatís not really real.

 

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Chorus:And the sun shines harder and harder, trapped by waste gases high in the air

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And the heat burns over and over, and all through the night itís still there.

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And who could have thought there could be such a fire to leave the heart feeling so cold?

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And that all the best things that you once thought were free could be really more expensive than gold.

 

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2. In the thin light of morn it was hard to keep warm, so you used all the fuel you could burn.

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But then all too soon in the flat afternoon it was too late to ever return

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Now we look at each other in the merciless light, wondering how it could all go so strange,

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And we total our assets as the darkness descends that will bring us no coolness nor change.

 

Chorus

 

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3. Feet on the ground, Iím hearing the sound of a humming, like a shell on my ears.

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And is it the wind, or the silence that spins, or is it the song of the spheres?

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And the lightning that glows on the edge of this night, is it thunder, or only the heat?

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O Iíve got to get a tap on that storm and that song, cause Iíve got some expenses to meet.††

 

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Chorus:And the sun shines harder and harder, trapped by waste gases high in the air

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And the heat burns over and over, and all through the night itís still there.

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And who could have thought there could be such a fire to leave the heart feeling so cold?

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And that all the best things that you once thought were free could be really more expensive than gold.