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  1. Cartoon Balloon

From the recording Life's Work

Lyrics

As the faint sound of an organ
Dances on a gentle summer breeze
The traffic moans
On a distant but audible highway

I get to thinking of my life
And passages of time
And what it really means
To be alive

They taught me about God
Like it was some kind of cartoon
They taught me about love
Like it was wrong

They taught me how to go
Around the world in a balloon
But they never taught me
How to get along

I didn’t want to tell the world
How lonely life could be
I wanted to be healed
And to be strong

I wanted every single word
To set their spirits free
And in your heart
I wanted to belong

But the loneliness creeps up behind me
Like Frankenstein
And the daylight seems to fade to black
More often now

And more I hope my life and times
Is just a state of mind
And I’ll look back
And laugh somehow

They taught me about God
Like it was some kind of cartoon
They taught me about love
Like it was wrong

They taught me how to sail
Around the world in a balloon
But they never taught me
How to get along.