Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Weirdness

I woke up this morning with this "Yes" song in my head - "Shoot High, Aim Low". I downloaded it a few years ago, but haven't really listened to it since college. I have no idea what brought it into my head - I don't recall dreaming about it, but maybe some memory was sparked. It is a good song, but an obscure one that you don't hear often; not in stores or on T.V. or anything. I woke up singing it and I knew the lyrics - which is bizarre because not only do I never remember lyrics even to my favorite songs, I never knew the lyrics to this one at all. BIZARRE. So I burned my copy to cd and listened to it in the car on my commute in.

We hit the blue fields
In the blue sedan we didn't get much further
Just as the sun was rising in the mist
We were all alone we didn't need much more
So fast this expedition
So vast this heavy load
With a touch of luck and a sense of need
Seeing the guns and their faces
We look around the open shore
Waiting for something

Shoot high break low
Aim high shoot low
Break high let go
Shoot high aim low

This was to be our last ride
With the steel guitar and the love you give me
Underneath the skin a feeling, a breakdown
Well we sat for hours on the crimson sand
Exchanges in the currency of humans bought and sold
And the leaders seem to lose control
Shall we lose ourselves for a reason
Shall we burn ourselves for the answer
Have we found the place that we're looking for
Someone shouted "open the door"
Lookout

Shoot high break low
Aim high shoot low
Feeling of imagination
Break high let go
Shoot high aim low
Shoot high aim low
Nothing you can say
Shoot high let go
Takes me by surprise
Shoot high aim low

Who says's there's got to be a reason
Shoot high let go
Who says there's got to be an answer
We were all alone, we didn't need much more
Shoot high aim low
The sun's so hard on this endless highway
Shoot high let go
Shoot high aim low
I've heard the singers, who sing of love
Shoot high let go

In the blue sedan we never got much further
Shoot high aim low

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