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The painter stood
Before her work
She looked around every where
She saw the pictures and she painted them
She picked the colors from the air

Green to green
Red to red
Yellow to yellow
In the light
Black to black
When the evening comes
Blue to blue
In the night

It's a long road
Behind me
It's a long road
Ahead

If you follow every dream
You might get lost
If you follow every dream
You might
Get
Lost.

She towed the line
She held her end up
She did the work of too many
But in the end
She fell down
Before she got up again

I keep my friends eternally
We leave our tracks in the sound
Some of them are with me now
Some of them can't be found

It's a long road behind me
And I miss you now

If you follow every dream
You might get lost
If you follow every dream
You might
Get
Lost.



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    UnregisteredApr 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    Two things shock me of this song, the colors are in the painter´s head, one pictures the world with the colors that are inside you. And, it´s ok to follow your dream, but better it is to make them true, and in order to that, you can´t follow "every dream" cos you might get lost. Follow your and only one dream.
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    willi439Jul 26, 2011 at 11:02 pm
    one line is wrong. it needs to be "she did the work of two men" not "she did the work of too many"

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