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This song is by Mary Chapin Carpenter and appears on the album Between Here And Gone (2004).

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 cold 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 the 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 its 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

Credits Edit

  • Drums: Chad Cromwell
  • Bass: Viktor Krauss
  • Acoustic Guitar: John Jennings, Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Electric Guitar: Dean Parks
  • Keyboards: Matt Rollings
  • Fiddle: Stuart Duncan
  • Percussion: Eric Darken
  • Background Vocals: Garrison Starr, Mac MacAnally

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