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And the sky rolled out before me
In a three hour sunset like nothing I had seen
Cuz the hills out in Montana make the mountains of my home
Look like banks around a quiet stream
But those streams have been my rivers, and wide enough for me
When to cross was just the matter of a swim
But when I saw the Columbia for the first time I could see
How you might drown before you reached the other shore
This ain’t New England anymore

And you whisper to yourself, you tell it to your lover
You say it to the road, you speak it silently
I’ll be better, I’ll be stronger
I will reach out my two hands and take this world between my teeth
I will catch my tears before they fall
And put them somewhere safe where I will not forget their taste

And if you are beside me when I lay my body down, then I am home
Those hours spent crossing South Dakota
Would make anybody wonder if the earth was flat indeed
And as we crawled along that highway, deprived of wings to fly
We accepted all that distance mile by mile
And I’ll be the first to tell you it’s a long, long way to go
But a journey that is settled in my heart
Cuz when I knew I loved you as deeply as I do
I had to leave my sense of distances behind
It’s how I knew that you’d be mine

Oh my love, didn’t I see this through
Oh my love, didn’t I keep my promises to you
There is hardly a thing that we can control
So at least I know this to be true
That I love you

And you whisper to yourself, you tell it to your lover
You say it to the road, you speak it silently
I’ll be better, I’ll be stronger
I will reach out my two hands and take this world between my teeth
I will catch my tears before they fall
And put them somewhere safe where I will not forget their taste
And if you are beside me when I lay my body down, then I am home