Dirty Wind
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By Richard E. Moore

This song is my "love song to Phoenix." If you've listened to the song, you can probably surmise that it was written in a low point in my life. But it really has nothing at all to do with Phoenix. It can be seen as a companion to Age of Myth - the two were written almost simultaneously, in fact - and thematically they are similar. Longing, doubt, exhaustion, desperation ... and just a little speck of hope, still burning brightly, somehow, in spite of it all ...

wake up
this isn't a change
wake up
breathe
you could and you would and you swore that you thought about it
but time won't rest and dreams don't change and to shut them up
you'd do almost anything ...
... anything

and i feel i've wasted breath
and i feel i've time
it's been three days since you've been outside
it's been long enough to know there's something more somewhere ...
... somewhere

this dirty wind
this dirty town
this waste life
and i don't want it anymore

and everything
is falling down
this wasted life
and i don't want it any
i don't want it any more

wake up
this isn't a change
wake up
breathe
hide your footprints in your pocket hide your tears in your hand
bleeding from these chains and you know it
'everybody's got something to teach everyone', someone said ...
... it's got to start with you

and i feel i've wasted breath
and i feel i've time
it's been three days since you've been inside
it's been long enough to know there's something more somewhere ...
... somewhere

this dirty wind
this dirty town
this wasted life
and i don't want it anymore

and everything
is falling down
this wasted life
and i don't want it any
i don't want it any more

stars shine
and dreams come again
and all the voices chatter in your head
it takes a lot to break
a lot to fall down
but everything changes
everything changes
everything changes

this dirty wind
this dirty town
this wasted life
and i don't want it anymore

and everything
is falling down
this wasted life
and i don't want it any
i don't want it any
i don't want it any more