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Another Country

© 1991 Stephen Savitzky. Creative Commons by-nc-sa License Some Rights Reserved. .

When I was a child I used to wander
In a world of magic all my own
Where the beasts had funny names
And their shapes were wild and strange
And all of them would answer when I spoke.
And in the darkness I   would go there
As I lay in my bed alone.
I'd close my eyes and see
The place I longed to   be
And gladly stay until the dawn.
    I'd travel to another country
    Oh, what a lovely place to be.
    Where the creatures all were tame,
    And the echo knew my name,
    When in my dreams it called to me.
    
But I forgot, when I grew older,
About the country in my mind;
The beasts with funny names
And moonlit circle games
With childhood toys were left behind;
But sometimes starlight would remind me
Of places where I used to go,
And every now and then
When talking with a friend
I'd ask if they'd been there also...
    Do you recall another country?
    I used to think that it could be;
    Where the creatures all were tame,
    And the echo knew my name,
    When in my dreams it called to me.
But now I've recently discovered
The way back to places I recall
The creatures I knew then
Are with me once again
And there is magic after all;
And I may sing to you by starlight,
Or trace a shadow on your screen,
Or take you by the hand
Across a moonlit land
To places only I have seen...
    So come with me to another country
    Oh, what a lovely place to be.
    Where the creatures all are tame,
    And the echo knows your name,
    When you come share the dream with me.

This started out trying to be a song about Cyberia, the country inside computers and networks, but it sort of got away from me. It still fits but it got bigger, somehow. Songs are like that.


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