California (Song for Potential)

from by Dry Days

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The smoke rose high in the sky this morning
And the smoke came down
The sky turned lots of awful beautiful colors
Red, purple and brown

The smoke made it hard to breathe outside
But I guess you knew that
Were you trying to grab hold and choke us out
Did you know that you could do that

And I am burning for you
And you are burning too

Up in San Quentin prison
Everybody’s getting restless
But then again I don’t know that anyone’s ever not felt restless
In San Quentin prison

You’re lying there in your solitary cell
Taut muscle dull ache
Sierra backbone, rolling hills
Hot earth quiver and quake

And I am burning for you
And you are burning too

Hills of gold
Turned dead-grass brown
Cities raging, drunk on fumes
Feeling pretty ready, to burn down around now

And I hope Marin county
Is the first to go
And San Quentin bursts from the pressure
And begins to overflow

And you will take to the highway
And I will take to the street
And we will meet each other halfway
Yeah, we will meet

And I am burning for you
And you are burning too

And the sky will well up and the sky will split open
And come thundering down
Hissing spitting on the embers
Pooling smoky on the ground

And you open yourself up to the heavens
And quench your thirst
In my heart, you were always the first

And I am burning for sheer will
And you are burning still


from Dry Days, released September 1, 2016



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