Frances Quinlan
The Cactus
Now boy decides he cannot walk
Boy decides to take the train
And sing and swing his arms softly
Watch himself in the windowpane
And he says "This is necessary
And though she said I should not run again
I just could not live under the same roof as him

And in the desert I deserve some sleep
And I need recourse for the course I am taking."
And we just got word from your mother
Who said she's awfully sorry
But she understands
It's just she loves her man

But what's the problem?
Yeah, he's been burnin' your blankets all this time
It's, it's for your own good
That you learn to be a cold man too

And he could not go home to his mother
Cause she's in love with an animal
Nothing to hold in his arms
They both became mechanical

Only the girl in the airplane he'd
Read about when he was small
Could save him
Be the friend he needed all along
And she'd love him, she'd love him, love him

In the desert, there's a man with his arms by his side
But they're severed so the day when he will look into her eyes
He'll say "How I have been waving to get your attention all this time."
And he will not see a river for another thousand miles
But her lips will be like water when she gives the boy a smile
And says, "How I have been searching for you man all the while."

There ain't no birds out here near the cactus
The place where you are lying
But the raw pink sky is clear, and she turns his head
And said, "Is it a jet propeller I hear?"
And she says "Boy, am I glad to see you."
And boy decides to hold her hand with the hands held by
The new arms that she had brought and given him
Only the girl in the airplane he'd swore he'd seen when he was small
Could save him, be the friend he'd needed all along
And he'd love her, he'd love her
In the desert, there's a plant with its arms raisin' high
And they're never gonna' sever cause she looks into his eyes
Today to say, "I've been waiting all the while."

In the desert, there's a plant with its arms raisin' high
And they're never gonna' sever cause she looks into his eyes
Today to say, "I've been waiting all the while."

Yeah she saved him
It was so lovely
She'd saved him
I wish somebody'd up and save me

Yeah she saved him
It was so lovely
She'd saved him
I wish somebody would save me, save me, save me
I wish somebody would save me, save me, save me
I wish somebody would save me, save me, save me
I wish somebody would save me, save me, save me