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Taken from a roadside sign or "road-sign" seen on the road to San Francisco. There are lots of other tracks from that journey that did not make the cut. Enjoy!

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I’ve been informed
It’s waiting for me every night
It’s stretched across highways made of gold
The interior is wonderful, but the shell is hard and cold
I’m not this way
I have adjusted drastically
In and of itself, that’s not so strange
My maximum discomfort comes when things change
It feels like drowning
And if I never swim again I’ll be fine
She wasn’t bad
She wasn’t anything special
Things have changed but not that much--
It’s still a long long way from look to touch
For we are only common people
Stranded on opposite sides of the sea
We’re different but mostly equal
But the bridge is icy tonight

I’ll come around
But then I’ll come around there again
I’m trying much too hard to see things in detail
If I put down the looking glass, then logic might prevail
I can not tell
If it’s worthwhile or a waste of time
I get caught in excess thought or apathy or envy
But realize it’s all for naught and mostly useless when we
Separate like oil and water
I remember it like yesterday
And baby, there was nothing hotter
But it’s probably icy tonight

Wouldn’t you like to know?
Cause I would really like to let you know...

And I’ll recognize the dog that bit me
As it sits somewhere behind your eyes
And like a bullet it will hit me
Oh I don’t know how fast time flies
But you were never really with me
And it may be icy tonight

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from Graham Smith is the Coolest Person Alive, released January 20, 1998
(c) Graham Smith

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