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Jackson Browne

It is a dance we do in silence
Far below this morning sun
You in your life, me in mine
We have begun
Here we stand and without speaking
Draw the water from the well
And stare beyond the plains
To where the mountains lie so still

But it's a long way that I have come
Across the sand to find this peace
Among your people in the sun
Where the families work the land
As they have always done
Oh it's so far the other way
My country's gone

Across my home has grown the shadow
Of a cruel and senseless hand
Though in some strong hearts
The love and truth remain
And it has taken me this distance
And a woman's smile to learn
That my heart remains among them
And to them I must return

But it's a long way that I have come
Across the sand to find you here
Among these people in the sun
Where your children will be born
You'll watch them as they run
Oh it's so far the other way
My life has gone

If you look for me, Maria
You will find me in the shade
Wide awake or in a dream
It's hard to tell
If you come to me, Maria
I will show you what I've made
It's a picture for our lady of the well

Written by BROWNE, JACKSON
Published by Jackson Browne/Swallow Turn Music/Night Kitchen Music/Open Window Music

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