Dar Williams — Playing To The Firmament
Album: The Green World
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Released: 2000
Length: 3:43
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Well, there are kids, lots of kids, who put the law inside a circle
As they jump, I hope that you will up and down, up and down
When did you cave into this role that you were cast in?
When did dress-up turn into fashion, throw your gown up and down

There's always the sky, let it hear what you're saying
For all that you are saying
And let it take you apart to the elements of praying
'Til we are only playing to the firmament
'Til we are only playing to the firmament

In the rain, in the rain, people rush around on cold streets
Here's a shell to hear their heartbeats very loud, very loud
Where's the pain, it's only rain, it's only slowing down a work day
Only singing 'Happy Birthday' to a crowd, very loud

So turn on the sky, let it hear what you're saying
For all that you are saying
And let it take you apart to the elements of praying
'Til we are only playing to the firmament
'Til we are only playing to the firmament

And when did sex get so mean, when did crime get so clean?
You know I just can't seem to find the soul in this striving
Why not play to a dream 'cause the world is too green
For all this bad driving

What's the rush, dip your brush into this twilight
There are leaves upon the skylight, trace your hand, trace your hand
Oh, Mr. Ed, he shot ahead, he shot ahead inside a circle
On a bad day, who would you kill, take a stand, trace your hand

There's always the sky, let it hear what you're saying
For all that you are saying
And let it take you apart to the elements of praying
'Til we are only playing to the firmament
'Til we are only playing to the firmament
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 Shmelo wrote:
Darbage.

 
I disagree, but that's clever! If you're going to say something critical, at least make it amusing... the British seem to be so good at that.
 ThirdRail_33 wrote:
Dar remains a preeminent singer-songwriter.

 
+1. Love her voice. And I don't mind some "words" along with the music. Hers are usually interesting.
Excellent thoughts, but that isn't surprising, considering.
Another point for this song and for this great album.

Did anyone else experience the special pre-release version of this, with Oh Canada Girls bonus track and the special CD cover art and booklet, failing rivets and all? Beyond wonderful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC0DwcshhxI
Wordy.....blablablablablaaaaaaaaaa,,,,,,,
Dar remains a preeminent singer-songwriter.
 songofJoy wrote:
Nice song with a lovely 'dancing queen' by Abba melody popping up!

 
{#Cheesygrin}
Darbage.
Great artist!
Nice song with a lovely 'dancing queen' by Abba melody popping up!