The Handsome Family – In the Air

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I am afraid of bridges.
Sometimes I have to turn around when I’m driving towards one and my heart begins to pound.
Last night at the bridge to Johnsburg I swerved down a dead end street.
I sat there shaking in an empty lot full of broken glass and weeds.
Then past me in the darkness ran four wild dogs leaping over abandoned tires high into the air.
In the air, in the air, someday I will live in the air.
Once I loved a girl named Joan whose skin smelled just like falling snow.
One day she drove us off the road into a dead field of corn.
She laughed and hit the gas as we bounced across the rows, but I held onto the dashboard with my eyes tightly closed.
Those wild dogs brought back that smell of falling snow and the girl who lives in Johnsburg across a bridge I can not cross.

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