The System of The World

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The system of the world as I crossed the bridge that night
Was the system of the world for every single night
Just the earth and its objects
The moon and the sun
The planets and the fixed distant stars

A broken hope of memory
Had turned me from the light
The same external melody
That draws me out to fight
Against the earth and its objects
The moon and the sun
The planets and the fixed distant stars

But a French girl was dancing to "Holiday in Cambodia"
Amid the aperitifs
Amid the sweet liqueurs
And the red clay of her hometown
Is like the red earth of the Dakotas
Where the stars shine

So the system of the world
As I cross the bridge tonight
Is not the system of the world
Like any other night
It's the earth and its objects
The moon and the sun
The planets and the fixed distant stars

And a French girl dancing to "Holiday in Cambodia"
Amid the aperitifs
Amid the sweet liqueurs
And the red clay of her home town
Is like the red earth of the Dakotas
Where the stars shine
From horizon to horizon

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from All We Came To Do, released July 18, 2013

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