Recall 

©1986 Andrew Calhoun, recorded on Hope. 

I recall your biscuits and gravy 
I recall a very wild sky 
I recall a man who walked and said nothing 
It was all one long goodbye 

I recall your eyelashes and toothpaste 
I recall an unhappy dawn 
I recall a gate that was often left open 
After the guests were gone 

I recall your sandpaper midnight 
I recall your long, billowing dream 
That you let me stand up and lie down in 
That you let me in between 

I recall your kneecaps and notebook 
I recall the still, dead lake 
I recall the long seasons of rhyming time 
And the front that was not fake 

I recall a shower in Memphis 
I recall a razor in Maine 
I recall a stronger woman who sang 
Till the tears fell down like rain 

And it's now my tears come falling 
And it's here my dreams come true 
Here I am lost in my own country 
With never a breath of you 

With never a breath of your reasons 
And never a taste of your salt 
Free from that tyrant hunger 
Who finds no food but fault 

I am off in the wild blue yonder 
Out in the prairie so wild 
Up where the flowers go crazy with blooming 
And dance in the mind of a child 

I recall our first failure and triumph 
The ceiling and hypnotized cat 
I recall great and small and the rise and the fall 
From longer ago that that

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