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The (whole) Wave

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You can see the high-water mark.


The Wave

I got two damn cars

Both need baths

One don’t start

I like to wait until dark, drop the top down and look up at the stars

The highway wind

The highway sounds

I could keep on driving, get the hell out of town

But I know there’s no escape from this place

It’s optimistic, it’s down in flames


You know love it’s hard to say

We search the city for a complicated truth:

the water mark from the receding wave

that left the wreckage that we all sift through


The years fly by, it’s true

You climb in a cannon

You light up the fuse

And right before the big boom

We realize just how much we stand lose

The highway winds

The highway sounds

We could keep on driving, get the hell out of town

But we know it’s just another mirage

‘Cause you’re still you in camouflage



Strange memories on this nervous evening

Seems like an era since we left San Francisco

And as we watch the great wave receding

We realize history is hard to know

We realize history is hard to know …


So less than five years on

We climb up the hillside and look beyond

To see the high-water line

Where the wave rolled back and left us behind

The highway calls

The pull of the road

You could redline the needle

Set a course for home

But you know that could never go back

Just comb the desert for artifacts


  1. Kim
    May 16, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Nice…how long have you been working on this one?

    • May 16, 2010 at 6:49 am

      had all of the basic parts last weekend, fleshed it out this weekend.

  2. Becky
    May 16, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Hey! I know those people! Nice song, Craig.

  3. May 16, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    welcome back to blogging! well at least sharing your music. 😉 I was wondering when you were gonna post something. I like the song!!! glad you are back. KK

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