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Potlatch Blues
 

Where I Want To Be
 

Attenuation
 

Pleasant Dreams

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

Potlatch Blues 

ball and chain 
loss and gain 
stuck in the middle 
of a hard, cold rain 
lord I got those potlatch blue 
red rubber ball 
tenement wall 
busker with fiddle 
asks me "Is that all?" 
no  pain like those potlatch blues 
I give and take 
caught by the snake 
ain't got winning cards 
so I just bluff and fake 
caught up in those potlatch blues 


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Where I Want To Be 
 

where the sun touches the sand 
where the land touches the sea 
where the water meets the sky 
that's where I want to be 
that's where I want to be 

when the judge is done 
and the jury is in no hurry 
when the worried prisoner 
lays down his woe and worry 
that's where I want to be 

where the streetlights fade 
and the night begins to rule 
where the wise man has it made 
when he acts the fool 
that's where I want to be 

it's easier to learn than unlearn 
it's easier to swim than burn 
it's harder to go than stay 
it's harder to work than play 
where I want to go 
where I want to go 
that's where I want to go 
 

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Attenuation 
 

porch night 
gold-plated stereo jacks 
small breeze from the east 
thinking not of 
what to eat 
but how 
 

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Pleasant Dreams 
 

pleasant dreams for all of us 
to be found 
cause if you're looking for trouble 
there's enough to go around 
it's just a dream 
we carry on 
bright colors 
soothing sounds 
a dream we dreamed so long ago 
waiting in the lost and found 
 

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