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(feat. Martha Wainwright)

I find a map and draw a straight line
Over rivers, farms, and state lines
The distance from A to where you B
It's only finger-lengths that I see
I touch the place
Where I'd find your face
My fingers in creases of distant dark places

I hang my coat up in the first bar
There is no peace that I've found so far
The laughter penetrates my silence
As drunken men find flaws in science

Their words mostly noises
Ghosts with just voices
Your words in my memory
Are like music to me

I'm miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
And I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

After I have traveled so far
We'd set the fire to the third bar
We'd share each other like an island
Until exhausted, close our eyelids
And dreaming, pick up from
The last place we left off
Your soft skin is weeping
A joy you can't keep in

I'm miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
And I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

And miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
And I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms



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    Esther92Aug 20, 2008 at 7:11 pm
    This song is really poetic. I love it. I think it's about a long-distance relationship, "I'm miles from where you are..." and how he wishes he were with her. Cute.
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    crimsontulip3May 13, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    this song has a heartbreaking edge to it, it makes me want to cry every time i hear it. personally it seems more like someone has died and the other is overwhelmed with emotions and crying out. no matter how far the other person may be, and no matter how much time has passed, the desire for him or her is still there.
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    lily_evans103Feb 1, 2010 at 3:01 am
    I think it is about a relationship between a millitary person and their sugnificant other. Like in the Dear John trailer. Or possiably, about a long distance relationship. The two meet during the summer/winter vacation. One of them is going to school in the town they meet in, the other is going to school in a dffrent state or, possably, country.
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    nicoleyolioJan 25, 2010 at 7:04 am
    I love this song and its meaning. My husband and i are going through our first deployment and i sent him the lyrics to this song.
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    MoeRox14Jan 12, 2010 at 2:16 am
    This song is awesome i heard it on the Dear John trailer and i thought it sounded awesome and the lyrics made me cry lol pathetic ik but its sad to me

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