From a Window Seat

Album: Stories Don't End (2013)
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  • I'm buckle in my seat belt, plug my headset in a chair
    And to the music, I watch flight attendants move
    They are pointing out the exits, but it looks more like a prayer
    Or an ancient dance their bloodline reaches through

    These planes are built for sifting through the warriors from the men
    I've got time to sit and watch them for a while
    You can see everywhere they're going, everywhere they've been
    And how they look out at the clouds each time they smile

    And I think, maybe he's in town for someone's birthday
    Maybe he makes trouble everywhere
    But as much he resists the conversation between the rivers and the freeways
    He knows it's always there

    As the northwest passage sits somewhere below me as I sleep
    I dream of captains and explorers eating boots
    When I ask if I can join them and they offer one to me
    I wake up as my home comes into view

    So I reach out down for my notebook to see what impressions could be spun
    But it's just buildings and a million swimming pools
    So I leaf back through the pages to see where I am from
    Or for some crumbling map of what it's leading to

    And I find that the hero in this song that I am writing
    Doesn't know he's just an image of myself
    But as much he resists the conversation between the rivers and the freeways
    He's somehow always asking them for help

    I want to make out all the signs I've been ignoring
    How the trees reach for the sky or in the length of someone's hair
    'Cause when you don't know where you are going
    Any road will take you there

    So maybe I'm in town for someone's birthday
    Maybe I make trouble everywhere
    But as much I resist the conversation between the rivers and the freeways
    I know it's always there Writer/s: Taylor Goldsmith
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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