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Susan Kane: Listen


(Susan Kane)
November 19, 2012
Susan Kane

Aquamarine     Susan Kane      


Going up the Quickway in your dad’s old Newport

To the land of Goshen, to ride on a horse

Mixing up our metaphors, we’d conquer the world

You, a bright blond Viking, me, a timid girl. 


We grew up, you went your way, and I went mine

You ended up along the Continental Divide

I was dressing for success, you took another road

So much to see, so much to do, so much you had to know.


Justice and truth

The sweetest dreams of youth

They are, they are, aquamarine.


Love called you to sail across a deep dark sea

Beside the dancing Northern lights you made a family

However rough the waters get, you won’t go down

You’re strong and sleek as Viking long boats,

Sailing safe and sound


So many things just slip away  

And the heavy things, they always

Fall to the bottom

They’re best forgotten


Sail the long boat     

Sail the long boat     

What you love will float 

You are, you are, aquamarine.

Aquamarine, aquamarine. 


Recorded at the Aerie, Austin, Texas

Guitars: Billy Masters

Pedal Steel:  Bob Hoffnar

Bass:  Glenn Fukunaga

Drums:  John Paul Keenon

Harmony: Jess Klein