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  1. Already Gone

From the album The Juggler

Lyrics

I was young
I didn’t know what to do
She said run
But I didn’t know where to
All those guns
And men speaking so fast
All those questions I wanted to ask

But I didn’t know what to say
So I stayed
Then I cried
Then I prayed
Then I let go

Now I’m already gone
I’m already gone
I’m already gone
I’m already gone from here

All these days in this room go endlessly by
I don’t remember the blue of the sky
It’s usually black in the blue of my mind
It’s usually black and blue on my thighs

But I’ve learned to be still
While I lay
While I cry
While I pray
While I let go

Cause I’m already gone
I’m already gone
I’m already gone
I’m already gone from here

Girls like me
We are nothing, you see
it’s our brothers that matter
We’re served on platters
like animals

I remember the strength of my mother’s hands
how she’d bend to pick rice from the land
Does she think of me now and again?
Does she wonder where I am?
But please mother
Stay far away
As I cry
As I pray
As I let go

Cause I’m already gone
I’m already gone
I’m already gone
I’m already gone

I’m already gone
I’m already gone
I’m already gone
I’m already gone from here