Musical Interlude – Jump, Little Children

Cathedrals

In the shadows of tall buildings
Of fallen angels on the ceilings
Oily feathers in bronze and concrete
Faded colors, pieces left incomplete
The line moves slowly past the electric fence
Across the borders between continents

In the cathedrals of New York and Rome
There is a feeling that you should just go home
And spend a lifetime finding out just where that is

In the shadows of tall buildings
The architecture is slowly peeling
Marble statues and glass dividers
Someone is watching all of the outsiders
The line moves slowly through the numbered gate
Past the mosaic of the head of state

In the cathedrals of New York and Rome
There is a feeling that you should just go home
And spend a lifetime finding out just where that is

In the shadows of tall buildings
Of open arches endlessly kneeling
Sonic landscapes echoing vistas
Someone is listening from a safe distance
The line moves slowly into a fading light
A final moment in the dead of night

In the cathedrals of New York and Rome
There is a feeling that you should just go home
And spend a lifetime finding out just where that is

15 Stories

He was seen on the 15th floor
Straight up and straight down
He seemed to lean into the wind
And scream like an old bloodhound

Two more inches will do it
Midnight to midday
There was always a crowd
Traffic jam and someone to pray

Heaven above hold him back
Hold out and hold on
He would say to himself
I’ll be bigger than life when I’m gone

He’s a legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
There’s nothing between him and the pavement
And there’s nothing between him or anyone else

Everyday he would try
Two feet up, two feet down
Fifteen stories high
Became old familiar ground

Nice view of the river today
Sunrise and sunset
A lady screamed on the street below
He wished she hadn’t noticed just yet

Kinda peaceful up here all alone
Hang outing around
Til everyone comes to see
Again they’ll all be let down

He’s a legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
There’s nothing between him and the pavement
And there’s nothing between him or anyone else

He leaned out far today
Too far, too close
He closed his eyes and he felt the wind
He could hear the silence of the crowd almost

15 stories is quite a tall tale
Straight up and straight down
The crowd disappeared and the traffic returned
The legend spread quickly through town
He became a legend unto himself

A legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
A legend unto himself

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