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Trey Anastasio

"I’m Gone"

[KELLI]
I work at the UPS
The job is pretty good, I guess
I sort the packages, midnight to dawn
Around here, you can bet
There's no better job to get
It's steady work you can rely upon

But I can almost feel the ocean breeze
When I read a label labelled "Overseas"
And sometimes, I get down on my knees and pray...
"Jesus, slip me in this package
And ship me far away
From teeth to fix
And one more bill to pay"

And I'm gone!
So far away
Gone
Like yesterday
Gone
So fast, so far
Gone
Like a shooting star
Gone
Like all good things
Like innocence
And summer flings
A dandelion you blew a wish upon
Scattered to the four winds...

My mama, she still works today
Her 401K's blown away
When she needs cash
She finds somethin' to pawn

She'll prob'ly never get the chance
To see Paris, Texas, or Paris, France
Or a life that's lived beyond her own front lawn
And that ain't livin'
That's just hanging on
I'm gone!

[GREG, spoken]
So you got it all mapped out, only without a map

[KELLI, spoken]
Yep

[GREG]
Well, I always had this dream
Since I was thirteen
To be a stuntman on the screen

(They laugh)

[GREG]
Yeah, I bet I'd do pretty good
Least, I think I could
If I could get to Hollywood

(spoken)
Hey, come with me!

[KELLI, spoken]
What?

[GREG, spoken]
Dangerous, drivin' all by yourself. I'll need somebody to keep me awake, change the channel on that satellite radio-

[KELLI, spoken]
Oh, I don't know...

[GREG, spoken]
Don't you wanna see palm trees once before you die?

[KELLI, spoken]
Sure, but-

[GREG, spoken]
Gas and grub, fifty-fifty split. You sleep in the cabin, I'll sleep in the back

[KELLI and (GREG)]
(To stunt) I could see the people that I've seen
(It helps to be compact) There in People Magazine
(I know that for a fact) Dancin' with celebrities
(And maybe you could act!) 'Til dawn!

[KELLI]
For real? You really think I could?

[GREG]
A girl as bright as you

[KELLI]
Might as well, while I look good

[GREG]
No tellin' what you'll do!

[KELLI]
Wear some pretty clothes and carry on...

[GREG]
Just don't forget, I'll be there too

[KELLI]
Cause I can almost feel the ocean breeze

[GREG]
Oh, can't you feel the ocean breeze?

[KELLI]
When I read a label labelled "Overseas"

[GREG]
I'll jump from buildings, swing from trees!

[KELLI]
And sometimes

[BOTH]
I get down on my knees and pray...
If I win, then I'll drive you
If you win, drive me, okay?

Somewhere far away from here
That's where we'll finally be!
Somebody that no one here can see!
I know there's a life out there for me...

We're gone!
So far away
Gone
Like yesterday
Gone
So fast, so far
Gone
Like a shooting star
Once it streaks across the summer sky
Fireworks on the fifth of July
A dandelion you blew a wish upon

[KELLI]
Hit the pedal to the metal!

[GREG]
Break off that rear view mirror!

[BOTH]
And everyone will know that we were here
When we're gone!
When we're gone!
When we're gone!

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