Frank Black - (I Want to Live on An) Abstract Plain

I've had it with this town
I never saw those shifting skies
I never saw the ground
Or the sunset rise
I want to live on an abstract plane

I'm building a frame
A place to put my ten-yard stare
Thinking of that paint
Painted in plain-air
I want to live on an abstract plane

I need a new address
I want some new terrain
Is it north or south?
I want to live on an abstract plain

I could sit on the roof
On top of that abstract house
See my abstract view
An abstract mouse
I want to live on an abstract plane

I need a new address
Tell me I'm not insane
Is it up or down?
I want to live on an abstract plane

Writers: CHARLES THOMPSON

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