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Such Great Heights - Iron and Wine/ The Postal Service

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I
Am thinking it's a sign
that the freckles in our eyes
are mirror images and when we kiss
they're perfectly aligned





And I
Have to speculate
that God himself did make us
into corresponding shapes
like puzzle pieces from the clay



And true
It may seem like a stretch
But it's thoughts like this that catch
my troubled head when you're away
When I am missing you to death



When
You are out there on the road
For several weeks of shows
And when you scan the radio
I hope this song will guide you home.



They will see us waving from such great heights
Come down now, they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away
Come down now
But we'll stay.



I
tried my best to leave
this all on your machine
But the persistent beat
ounded thin upon listening



And that
Frankly will not fly
You'll hear the shrillest highs
and lowest lows with the windows down
When this is guiding you home


A Personal Thought on Netanyahu's Address To Congress

I listened to Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to congress today. I caught it on a TV installed in the lobby of a dialysis clinic, and on the radio, and where I could. It could be said that I caught most of it.

At first, I was simply interested in whether or not he would reveal secret elements of sensitive intelligence - the idea that a Presiding officer of another country is brought to our country to give a talk on such a sensitive topic as Iranian disarmament - without first being invited by the White House - is a strange thing for us , as Americans. It seemed as if those that invited him were interested in playing politics with intelligence data.

For me, that brought back bad memories. There was a theological-conservative group within a group that helped bring my country to war without justification - who addressed the United Nations with falsified data... that came to mind. Then there was the moment at which our sitting president said that the country we are to fight, has nuclear …