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      Stones In The Road

      Mary Chapin Carpenter

      Album: The Essential

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      Mary Chapin Carpenter - Stones In The Road Música y Letra

      When we were young, we pledged allegiance every morning of our lives
      The classroom rang with children's voices under teacher's watchful eye
      We learned about the world around us at our desks and at dinnertime
      Reminded of the starving children, we cleaned our plates with guilty minds
      And the stones in the road shone like diamonds in the dust
      And then a voice called to us to make our way back home
      When I was ten, my father held me on his shoulders above the crowd
      To see a train draped in mourning pass slowly through our town
      His widow kneeled with all their children at the sacred burial ground
      And the TV glowed that long hot summer with all the cities burning down
      And the stones in the road flew out beneath our bicycle tires
      Worlds removed from all those fires as we raced each other home
      And now we drink our coffee on the run, we climb that ladder rung by rung
      We are the daughters and the sons, and here's the line that's missing
      The starving children have been replaced by souls out on the street
      We give a dollar when we pass, and hope our eyes don't meet
      We pencil in, we cancel out, we crave the corner suite
      We kiss your ass, we make you hold, we doctor the receipt
      And the stones in the road fly out from beneath our wheels
      Another day, another deal, before we get back home
      And the stones in the road leave a mark from whence they ca

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