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if i could, i would make you my own
string up a thousand rooms into a home
take our water, turn to wine
that would be enough to make you mine

i'd kiss the earth and water it with my tears
but their ain't no earth but twenty miles from here
the black ground of this damn town
grinding out our bedroom window, dear

if i could--
tell you on the radio,
sing you something soft and low,
lock the door
and open up my window to you.

here we are, the milk and honey tribe
the cows are caged, the bees are in the fire
count the angels on my pin
if i could i'd push them in my skin

now the water's cut most of the time
there just ain't enough to turn it into wine
i got critters hatching out my spine--
if i could, i would make you mine.

if i could--
come dancing on you pin
and the devil goat--
we'd dance along with him
in holy war
and i'd lock the door
and open up my window
if you dare--
tell me on the radio
or send a note--
carried by a crow;
just let me know and i'll lock the door and
open up my window to you

and open up my

window to you

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from critters, released October 17, 2010
with angela willson singin' along

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