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Another Country

© 1991 Stephen Savitzky. Creative Commons LicenseSome Rights Reserved: CC-by-nc-sa/4.0 .

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  When I was a child I  used  to wan der
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  In a world of ma gic  all  my  own
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Where the  beasts had funny  names
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And their  shapes were wild and  strange
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And all of them would answ er  when  spoke.

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  And in the darkness  I   wo uld go  there
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  As I lay in  my bed  alo ne.
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I'd  close my eyes  and see
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The  place I longed  to   b e
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  And gladly stay  until  the  dawn .
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  I'd travel to an oth er coun try
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  Oh, what a love ly  place  to  be.
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Where the  creatures all were  tame,
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And the  echo knew my  name,
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  When in my  dreams  it  called  to me.

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But I forgot, when I grew older,
About the country in my mind;
The beasts with funny names
And moonlit circle games
With childhood toys were left behind;

But sometimes starlight would remind me
Of places where I used to go,
And every now and then
When talking with a friend
I'd ask if they'd been there also...
Do you recall another country?
I used to think that it could be;
Where the creatures all were tame,
And the echo knew my name,
When in my dreams it called to me.
But now I've recently discovered
The way back to places I recall
The creatures I knew then
Are with me once again
And there is magic after all;

And I may sing to you by starlight,
Or trace a shadow on your screen,
Or take you by the hand
Across a moonlit land
To places only I have seen...
So come with me to another country
Oh, what a lovely place to be.
Where the creatures all are tame,
And the echo knows your name,
When you come share the dream with me.

This started out trying to be a song about Cyberia, the country inside computers and networks, but it sort of got away from me. It still fits but it got bigger, somehow. Songs are like that.


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