Cathedrals
Through the Trees

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The cathedral in Cologne looks like a spaceship
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like the hand of God falling from the sky
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A thousand stone-carved saints hang like icicles
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but icicles don't take a thousand years to die

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And everyone who's ever worked on this cathedral
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or even spent a moment walking by
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Everyone of us is swept away like breadcrumbs
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What comfort does it bring, soaring towers left behind?

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There's a fiberglass castle in Wisconsin
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where kids race go-karts around a moat
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once we went up there in December
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when every waterslide and fudgeshop was closed

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Hoping to feel love under the icicles
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all we did was drink in an empty bar
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but stumbling drunk we crawled back to our motel room
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and I fell against you and felt your beating heart

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Snow was slowly falling on the ice machine
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and the moon shone hazy through the pines
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but there were lounge chairs thrown into the empty pool
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and a dog chained to a tree barking at the sky

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