Houston

Album: Accelerate (2008)
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  • If the storm doesn't kill me, the government will
    I've got to get that out of my head
    It's a new day today and the coffee is strong
    I've finally got some rest

    So a man's put to task and challenges
    I was taught to hold my head high
    Collect what is mine
    Make the best of what today has

    Houston is filled with promise
    Laredo is a beautiful place
    Galveston sings like that song that I loved
    Its meaning has not been erased

    And so there are claims forgiven
    And so there are things that are gone

    Houston is filled with promise
    Laredo is a beautiful place
    Galveston sings like that song that I loved
    Its meaning has not been erased

    And some things, they fall to the wayside
    Their memory is yet to be still
    Belief has not filled me
    And so I am put to the test Writer/s: Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Nigel from Plano, TxFrom Stipes comments from the Austin City Limits program, originally aired 5/24/2008

    "Jimmy Webb, the great American song writer, one of the greatest in my opinion, wrote a beautiful song that I grew up with called Galveston and what I didn't realize as a child was that it was one of the great anti-war songs of its time...it make the top 20. I don't expect this song to, this is our somewhat re-writing of that song and it references that beautuful song in the chorus. Tihs song is called Houston."
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