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Big stretch and not much sleep
I got a couple of plam trees on each side of my cheek
And it's a bright blue Saturday
And the rummage sells the rubbish to me

But if I could buy the sky that's hangin'
Over this bed of mine
If I could climb these vines
And maybe see what you're seein'

If you were standing on the corner staring straight
Into the eyes of Jesus Christ

One porch, one dog, one cockroach only way to be
I got sewage fruit and it's growing out back from roots
I don't know if they belong to me
But if I could buy the sky that's hangin'

Over this bed of mine
And if I could climb these vines
And maybe see what you're seein'

Sittin' at the edge of this building,
Twenty stories below,
A' twenty stories below
Twenty stories below
Twenty stories below

I can't tell you how many ways that I've sat,
And viewed my life today, but I can tell you
I don't think that I can find easier way
So if I see you walking hand in hand in hand
With a three armed man, you know I'll understand

But you should have been in my shoes yesterday
You should have been in my shoes yesterday

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    Patti Ricchio ClinesFeb 18, 2014 at 1:46 am
    I just got through reading the book The Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on The Other, this song to me is about Shannon's life from the beginning to the end. It's sweet and innocent in the beginning then it spirals out of control. The end is where he's looking straight in the eyes of Jesus Christ. He was such an awesome individual, full of life had a huge heart that made everyone just fall in love with him. He is missed so much by so many people! He will never be forgotten and his music will live on! A true musician and vocalist and of course an Angel looking down on us with his huge beautiful smile. I'm a fan of his for life and beyond. He and a lot of other musicians get caught up in a lot of drugs and alcohol that comes their way, he didn't do anyone any harm except to himself which he just couldn't control, and at the end of the book you will read that his mom Nel said she got a call from him saying a friend was dying from drugs, she had a feeling afterwords that he may have been talking about himself. Just so sad! I pray each and every night for his family. His Mom is an Angel, everyone loves her and his daughter Nico.

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