This End of the Telescope

Album: Seeing Things (2008)
Play Video
  • I was born in the summer of Sam
    Smaller and sooner than planned
    In the spitting image of a man
    Raised by wolves on the fat of the land
    Clear of romance beauty and damned
    Tomorrow will come if she can
    Just want a woman who can walk on a wire
    With a trembling glass in her hand
    Over the hilltops the fire engine rolls
    Down the valley deeper still it goes
    Got my weapons out laying low
    On this end of the telescope

    Alone you ramble the whole of the world
    Through black water jungles for bliss
    It's feast or famine you eat what you kill
    There's no need to bring God in to this
    My heart is heavy and pressed to the bond
    Some people too heavy to hold
    Salutations take me as I am
    You can have me or leave me alone
    Sun kissed lemons in the graveyard below
    Here in death you see new adventures grow
    I see you at last but most a ghost
    On this end of the telescope

    This will not be easy
    Word's out the doctor is not coming in
    This genie's too angry to go back
    Into the bottle again

    Closer than ever covered in birds
    A bone colored moon fills the west
    Throats will be slashed and flags will unfurl
    As time will divide us in gangs
    Years of progress digging the sand
    Companions we made didn't last
    Lousy lovers do well with their hands
    But I'll reach you like nobody can
    Slow and easy you let your paddle go
    Down a the bottom there is more hell to row
    I see clear at last I love I loathe
    On this end of the telescope Writer/s: JAKOB DYLAN
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Concert Disasters

Concert DisastersFact or Fiction

Ozzy biting a dove? Alice Cooper causing mayhem with a chicken? Creed so bad they were sued? See if you can spot the real concert mishaps.

In The Cards

In The CardsSong Writing

Songwriters have used cards and card games to make sense of heartache, togetherness, and even Gonorrhea.

Have Mercy! It's Wolfman Jack

Have Mercy! It's Wolfman JackSong Writing

The story of the legendary lupine DJ through the songs he inspired.

Corey Hart

Corey HartSongwriter Interviews

The Canadian superstar talks about his sudden rise to fame, and tells the stories behind his hits "Sunglasses At Night," "Boy In The Box" and "Never Surrender."

Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear: Teddy Bears and Teddy Boys in Songs

Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear: Teddy Bears and Teddy Boys in SongsSong Writing

Elvis, Little Richard and Cheryl Cole have all sung about Teddy Bears, but there is also a terrifying Teddy song from 1932 and a touching trucker Teddy tune from 1976.

Chris Squire of Yes

Chris Squire of YesSongwriter Interviews

One of the most dynamic bass player/songwriters of his time, Chris is the only member of Yes who has been with the band since they formed in 1968.