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Quiet Desperation

words and music copyright Floyd Red Crow Westerman

my heart is in the mountains
my soul is in the land
I’m stuck here in the city
there’s so much I don’t unedrstand
there’s a quiet desperation
comin’ over me, comin’ over me

I gotta leave, I can’t stay another day
there’s an emptiness inside of me
I feel too much loneliness out here
there’s another place I’ve got to be
another place I’ve got to be

I long for you Dakota
smell of sweet grass in the plains
I see too much meanness
I feel too much pain
there’s a quiet desperation
comin’ over me, comin’ over me

I gotta leave, I can’t stay another day
there’s an emptiness inside of me
I feel too much loneliness out here
there’s another place I’ve got to be
another place I’ve got to be