Perfect World
The Indigo Girls
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We get to be a ripple in the water
We get to be a rock that's thrown.
We get to be a boy on the bridge
Standing over the reservoir.

I see the water lap along the shoreline,
The buried forest of a man made lake,
The cemeteries are laying underneath it,
Your heart like a damn when it breaks.

We're floating, we're swimming
And in this moment we are forgetting
What we costs, what it takes
For one perfect world,
When we look the other way.

I'm okay if I don't look a little closer.
(I am driving with the tank full)
I'm okay I if don't see beyond the shore .
(The sun is blistering the black top road)
I'm okay I don't have to do the killing or
(We are talking cellular and mobile)
Know what the killing is for.
 (As if it's some kind of cure for this world of woe.)

We're talking, we're driving
And in this moment we are denying
What it costs, what it takes
For one perfect world,
When we look the other way.

It's one... (perfect world)
Perfect world... (perfect world)
When we look the other way

It's one... (perfect world)
Perfect world... (perfect world)
When we look the other way

It's one... (perfect world)
Perfect world... Yea-ah

If you can't see beyond the myth of isolation
And the miracle of daybreak doesn't move you anymore;
Connect the points and see the constellations,
As the night comes down on the reservoir.

We're swimming, we're floating
And in this moment we are beholden
To what it costs, to what it takes
For one perfect world.
Can we learn to live another way?

It's one... (perfect world)
Perfect world... (perfect world)
Can we learn to live another way?

It's one... (perfect world)
Perfect world... (perfect world)
Can we learn to live another way?

It's one... (perfect world)
Perfect world
One perfect world

We get to be a ripple in the water


Sony (2004)

Words and music by Amy Ray... from "All We Let In" album

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Aria's Pick! 
Up Close and Personal:

The Indigo Girls (duo)
Amy Elizabeth Ray (12 April 1964)
Emily Saliers (22 July 1963)

Closer to fine, yeay! Inspirational & compassionate lyrics, folksy & hard hitting melodies, plus longevity to boot!  Indigo Girls are as good as they get!

The Indigo Girls are Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, two musicians who attended the same elementary school, put together a band in high school and released their first album independently as the Indigo Girls in 1987; it earned them a record deal with Epic Records.

"In the beginning of 1989, with the release of what has proven to be their most timeless classic "Closer to Fine," the Indigo girls suddenly had everyone's attention. Their first major label release snagged them a Grammy award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording, as well as a nomination for Best New Artist. Since then, the duo has released a dozen records, begun an independent not-for-profit record company (Daemon Records), and leant their names to various charity events."(2)

"While they came into prominence as part of the late-'80s folky singer/songwriter revival, the Indigo Girls had staying power where other artists from the same era quickly faded... The combination of two distinct personalities and songwriting styles provided tension and an interesting balance. Emily Saliers, hailing from the more traditional Joni Mitchell school, had a gentler sound, was more complex musically, and leaned toward the abstract and spiritual. Meanwhile, Amy Ray drew heavily from the singer/songwriter aspects of punk rock, citing influences such as the Jam, the Pretenders,

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and Hsker D for her more abrasive and direct approach."

"In a decade-plus of recording, they managed to garner respectable mainstream success and keep their rabid core following."(3)

Genre: Folk, Rock

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