John Appleseed's Lament

Counting Crows

I snook out the front door into winter and the world outside
I stepped out the door to New York City, my hair was barely dry
I could not remember where I was going, so I went back inside
Nothin' happened in the elevator, nothing happening on the stairs
Nothing ever happenin' when I am sleeping and I cannot stay there
How'd you find a party when you're in your room?
How'd you find the action man? The action is everywhere!
And decide to climb outside your bedroom window, paint a picture on a clock
Oh if you decide that you can't hide inside your mind
Provide the slide to get you out
Feels just like you're fallin' and you're goin' down
And everybody luvs ya when you hit the ground
I say a prayer, I say a prayer, I say a prayer to Pocahontas
I pray to John Appleseed
Oh, I cigarette the winter air, then I finna stare my way down 7th street
Some chick yells Jesus luvs me more than I know but less than I need
I play down the valley to the? and then I step off into the air
Point my sunglasses east towards Jerusalem and then follow all the pharoahs there
They're buildin' pyramids in the Western Square
Drivin' in circles 'round the circus til the circles in the air
My luv says come on Adam tell me what the hell is wrong with you
She says, come on, Adam tell me, what the hell am I supposed to do!
She says I could luv you, I could leave you
But I can't live what you put me through
I call the winter Maria cuz I do not know her face
I call the endless sky Emilia cuz she stays with me from place to place
I call the sun my luv Emanuel, she cradle me in her embrace
I left, nothin' happening in the kitchen, nothing happening on the floor
Nothin' happenin' in my bed, she don't sleep there no more
Hard to find the bottom when you're in the air
Hey man, how'd you find the circus, we have the circus is everywhere?

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