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City Swimming in Miami Liedtext

I’m alone above the atmosphere

And no one looking up can find me here

Cause I can close my eyes, and disappear

When I climb the stairs to watch the sun

Above station walls, the colors run

To fill the swimming pool when I am done

I am the captain of an oil tanker

That travels through your veins

When the satellites hang all around

And I can hear the lovely sound

When all the engines

Of the back room die down

All the airships move across the sky

And my equipment just keeps standing by

The planets glow and intensify

I am the pilot of a cargo airplane

That travels through your veins

When you are lying half asleep in your room

Unaware if it is midnight or afternoon

Because the water doesn’t flood the stairwell

It could be raining but you can never tell

If you’re alone in this awful downpour

Then struggle free

And paddle out the cellar door

In the evening night the boulevard

Conceals the night with disregard

For all the workers in a West Coast ship yard

When I rearrange the silverware

And reinstall the lights and captain’s chair

I’ll lift the ceiling off

To breathe the ocean air

I am the engineer of forty freight trains

That travels through your veins

When you are lying half asleep in your room

Unaware if it is midnight or afternoon

Because the water doesn’t flood the stairwell

It could be raining but you can never tell

If you’re awake in this awful downpour

Then struggle free

And paddle out the cellar door

When you are swimming in Miami at night

I’m all around you in the traffic and city lights