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Michael Caufield: Music

Home from Europe

(Michael Caufield)
home from Europe


 


In Paris they really kiss on the street


Three times with anybody you meet


You just lean and offer your cheek


And voila a stranger becomes unique


In Amsterdam they sit on their bikes


Straight up speeding right next to trams with no fright


The water is there I can tell by the lights


As the whole city leans by canals in the night


Then the shaky steel plane drops me back down in America


Where people run from buildings as if bombs were falling down


And now I cannot pledge allegiance to this business crown


Where people speak in numbers and there’s one too many frowns


 


I remember the Hague I remember the beach


I remember singing Beatle songs live on the streets


I remember the woman who tossed in a five-mark piece


As a freak danced beside us just out of reach


Ireland does make you dream


Of how idyllic life might have been


If science hadn’t spoiled the world’s natural cream


By cutting down anything that stood tall and green


And then the over-stuffed plane drops me back down . . .


Better get yourself a good winter coat


You’re gonna need it way up there


Find yourself a good winter coat


And then wrap it around you tightly