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I wrote this in the Arava desert in the south of Israel while walking alone to the garden I was working in. I just found an old pair of worker’s jeans that I liked and was feeling like a prince.

I suppose it’s about being young and full of fire – temporary and infinite.


O big big world, here I come
With my big ideas and my tommy gun
My arms are brown, my heart is blue
Heaven knows that’s the life I choose

And I know it won’t be long
I’ll find myself among the weeds
No it won’t be long

You’re a pretty thing with a head fulla sand
Waiting for the promised land
I’m miles away with a broken heart
Miles away, hey that’s a start

And I know it won’t be long…

The jailor’s lost his ring of keys
The savior waits on bended knees
The rivers freeze and turn to glass
The wildflowers bloom at last

And I know it won’t be long…

Whoa big big world, here I come
With my big ideas
And my tommy gun


from Homeland for the Restless, released January 13, 2013
David C. on backup vocals




Leo J and The Mêlée Portland, Oregon

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