Carpenter, Mary Chapin - Elysium Lyrics




I don't really know how I got here this time
I was only just following orders
Listening to the voice in my mind
Saying steer clear of margins and borders
So I wasn't thinking of where we would go
On a could afternoon through the mountains we drove
Up a few hairpin turns and then spread out below
The valley appeared with the sun
Like Elysium

I looked out the window and stared at the fields
Where the blue sky and green were colliding
I looked back at you and I knew we were sealed
By a fate that has ways of providing
Yes sometimes you get there in spite of the route
Losing track of your life and what it's about
The road seems to know when to straighten right out
The closer you come
To Elysium

They say there's a place for those who are good
With it's pearly gates swinging wide open
The rest of us here are just knocking on wood
Quietly, piously hoping
I could wonder if all of it led me to you
I could show you the arrows and circles I drew
I didn't have a map, it's the best I could do
On the fly and on the run
To dreams that were tethered like kites to the ground
To the bridges I burned, to then turning around
It was here in your heart I was finally found
And the last battle won for Elysium





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Carpenter, Mary Chapin Elysium Comments
  1. Ludwig Dietsch

    Mary Chapin changed my Live - for ever - and I will love her her fiore ever...l

  2. Ludwig Dietsch

    How the world would be whithout this lady.....

  3. J Rushen

    Just lovely...

  4. Bill Goodin

    Beautiful, creative, talented woman with an amazing voice & instrumentalist !

  5. zagi60

    Unique Mary*****

  6. Paul Brown

    "Elysium"

    I don't really know how I got here this time
    I was only just following orders
    Listening to the voice in my mind
    Saying steer clear of margins and borders
    So I wasn't thinking of where we would go
    On a could afternoon through the mountains we drove
    Up a few hairpin turns and then spread out below
    The valley appeared with the sun
    Like Elysium

    I looked out the window and stared at the fields
    Where the blue sky and green were colliding
    I looked back at you and I knew we were sealed
    By a fate that has ways of providing
    Yes sometimes you get there in spite of the route
    Losing track of your life and what it's about
    The road seems to know when to straighten right out
    The closer you come
    To Elysium

    They say there's a place for those who are good
    With it's pearly gates swinging wide open
    The rest of us here are just knocking on wood
    Quietly, piously hoping
    I could wonder if all of it led me to you
    I could show you the arrows and circles I drew
    I didn't have a map, it's the best I could do
    On the fly and on the run
    To dreams that were tethered like kites to the ground
    To the bridges I burned, to then turning around
    It was here in your heart I was finally found
    And the last battle won for Elysium

    Robert Mcfarland

    Speed y curves and. Beautiful. Music entangled. Together forever. While enduring time apart...

    Domingos ,o profitécnico artista

    ThANK YOU for posting the lyric

  7. Dan D. Dirges

    Beautiful song! Thanks Nilleonard for sending! Thanks Nancy!

  8. Michael Giffey

    It's the last song on her Between Here and Gone CD, her last Columbia release. She now records for Zoe records and they are beautiful albums.

  9. wjsnax

    A very beautiful song by MCC. Excellent in every way. Never heard this till now. Thanks for posting.