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Oh, the streets of Rome are filled with rubble,
Ancient footprints are everywhere.
You can almost think that you're seein' double
On a cold, dark night on the Spanish Stairs.
Got to hurry on back to my hotel room,
Where I've got me a date with Botticelli's niece.
She promised that she'd be right there with me
When I paint my masterpiece.

Oh, the hours I've spent inside the Coliseum,
Dodging lions and wastin' time.
Oh, those mighty kings of the jungle, I could hardly stand to see 'em,
Yes, it sure has been a long, hard climb.
Train wheels runnin' through the back of my memory,
When I ran on the hilltop following a pack of wild geese.
Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody
When I paint my masterpiece.

Sailin' 'round the world in a dirty gondola.
Oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!

I left Rome and landed in Brussels,
On a plane ride so bumpy that I almost cried.
Clergymen in uniform and young girls pullin' muscles,
Everyone was there to greet me when I stepped inside.
Newspapermen eating candy
Had to be held down by big police.
Someday, everything is gonna be diff'rent
When I paint my masterpiece.



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    sugarspiceOct 4, 2008 at 12:23 pm
    I'm leaving that picture on my wall- I don't want to burden him with me or it, I have no right-I was wrong thinking I could fix us, I didn't see his side only my own. Maybe he will forgive me even though I don't deserve it...I'll never look past my back yard again, if it isn't there then maybe God doesn't want me to have it.
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    sugarspiceOct 3, 2008 at 1:04 pm
    Baby's afraid of me? The picture shows me living somewhere that's in total isolation from myself. He's the one who got me out of there and all I want to do is to thank him by sending my masterpiece. I accept where I am, God tells me so and Baby does too. Don't surrender, don't give yourself away- I WILL ALWAYS GIVE MYSELF AWAY-SURENDERING IS ALL THERE IS
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    sugarspiceSep 27, 2008 at 11:58 am
    I painted a picture four years ago and I want to send it to the owner but he has to tell me it's o.k. first.

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