I was walking through the mountains
with nothing on my feet
i was looking for a fountain
i was too afraid to speak
oh, how you once came to me and told me what to do
you said to go get everything and give it all to you
so i did
yes, i did.
so i went to the city
with all of its lights and its smoke
i got dolled up real pretty
just so i wouldn't have to be alone
forty days & forty nights you come to me and smile
you call me on the telephone just to talk a while
so when i saw what was coming
the famine, the death, and the shakes
you said they were but birth pangs
and that i did not have to be afraid.
but late at night you come to me and you grab me by the arm.
i don't know what it means when you say "do not be alarmed".
but i am.
yeah, i am.
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