i forget

how is it that i can forget a song i mean, forget it existed forget i loved it forget all about it – and then accidentally stumble across the title and not only remember the lyrics but (like most songs) actually almost-hear it in my head, (it’s just like it’s very far away, and it isn’t hearing exactly but it is, i can’t explain the song-memory-audio thing very well at all). anyway. how could that happen?

shoot high aim low

we hit the blue fields
in the blue sedan we didn’t get much further
just as the sun was rising in the mist
we were all alone we didn’t need much more

so fast this expidition
so vast this heavy load
with a touch of luck and a sense of need
seeing the guns and their faces
we look around the open shore
waiting for something

shoot high break low
aim high shoot low
break high let go
shoot high aim low

this was to be our last ride
with the steel guitar and the love you give me
underneath the skin a feeling, a breakdown
well we sat for hours on the crimson sand

exchanges in the currency of humans bought and sold
and the leaders seem to lose control

shall we lose ourselves for a reason
shall we burn ourselves for the answer
have we found the place that we’re looking for
someone shouted ‘open the door’
lookout

shoot high break low
aim high shoot low
   feeling of imagination
break high let go
shoot high aim low

shoot high aim low
   nothing you can say
shoot high let go
   takes me by surprise

shoot high aim low
   who says’s there’s got to be a reason
shoot high let go
   who says there’s got to be an answer

   we were all alone, we didn’t need much more
shoot high aim low
   the sun’s so hard on this endless highway
shoot high let go
shoot high aim low
   i’ve heard the singers, who sing of love
shoot high let go
   in the blue sedan we never got much further
shoot high aim low

~yes

(my god it’s an amazing song)

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ok, so i thought about it. it’s like i just needed the filename, right? because as soon as i had the title my mind found the whole file, just like that. it was trippy.


you know you want it — it’s six-ish megs, but worth it.

5 thoughts on “i forget

  1. heyyy, no fair writing stuff in french…german maybe i could hold my own, but…

    anyway these lyrics are great!! who is this??

  2. I think it is amazing what our brain holds onto, and even more amazing is how it is revealed to us. I have a ton of useless information stored in my brain, and am always amazed at when and where it comes out.

  3. it’s yes, off of big generator (get that mp3 in the more, it’s worth the download) — weirdest part: i remembered the album, hell i’ve been trying to download ‘holy lamb’ for weeks, but kazaa says more sources needed — so i remembered the band, the album, i could picture the coverart, but i forgot this song. freaky brain thingys going on here.

  4. Nah, not freaky at all: that John Stewart song I put up in Lyrics the other week? The entire song, base line and all, jumped into my head after a twenty year absence when one of your Highway 101 posts triggered off the memory.

    …and it was worth the cost of the album to hear it all again.

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