We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"You took a part of me that I really miss I keep asking myself how long it can go on like this You told yourself a lie; that's all right mama, I told myself one too I'm trying to get closer but I'm still a million miles from you
You took the silver, you took the gold You left me standing out in the cold People ask about you; I didn't tell them everything I knew Well I'm trying to get closer, but I'm still a million miles from you
I'm drifting in and out of dreamless sleep Throwing all my memories in a ditch so deep Did so many things I never did intend to do Well I'm trying to get closer, but I'm still a million miles from you
I need your love so bad, turn your lamp down low I need every bit of it for the places that I go Sometimes I wonder just what it's all coming to Well I'm tryin' to get closer, but I'm still a million miles from you
Well I don't dare close my eyes and I don't dare wink Maybe in the next life I'll be able to hear myself think Feel like talking to somebody but I just don't know who Well, I'm tryin' to get closer but I'm still a million miles from you.."
"Million Miles," from 1997's Time Out Of Mind. A ragged but powerful version from 2003 can be downloaded here. Hopefully, one day, fans will be able to hear the lost recordings from this album - the original take of "Mississippi," and the rumored "Girl From The Red River Shore."