Tiny Piece of Sand
by Kaptain Karl

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Karl sent me demos of this, Words to Every Single Song, and one called "Walls of Empire" that I'd seen him play once at a show. I've listened to the first two dozens of times. I've never listened to the demo of "Walls of Empire" because I want to only listen to it when I have a few hours to spare to complete it my own way, which I wanted to do immediately at that show many years ago but couldn't.

I'm thinking I'll do an episode of "collaborations" later in Season 2, so perhaps "Walls of Empire" is only weeks away.

Tiny Piece of Sand? I think it's obvious what this is about, so no further comment. I hope you have enjoyed Episode 2!

Lyrics:

I was a tiny piece of sand
Recently parted from the land
Now let me help you see
the way they take you by the neck and
wreck you like a rotten rubber band

I was a shadow of the night
recently parted from the light
They said I'd fall if I don't
find another way to pray today
but I just can't believe they're right, oh!

And so I've been dreamin' of a city
where the streets are tiny pieces of gold
And so I've been dreamin' of a city
where we never shall grow old

I was a single clapping hand
recently parted from the band
We had a thousand shrieking people
making noises with their voices
as they streamed across the land, oh!

And so I've been dreamin' of a city
where the streets are tiny pieces of gold
And so I've been dreamin' of a city
where we never shall grow old

instrumental

So I've been dreamin' of a city
where the streets are tiny pieces of gold
So I've been dreamin' of a city
where we never shall grow old

I was a tiny piece of sand
recently parted from the land
I was a single clapping hand
recently parted from the band
I was a shadow of the night
recently parted from the light...

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