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    CARUSO
    (Words and Music by Joan Baez)

    Infinity gives me chills
    So could the waters of Iceland
    But there's a difference in finding diamonds in rust
    And rhinestones in a dishpan
    Miracles bowl me over
    And often will they do so
    Now I think I was asleep till I heard
    The voice of the great Caruso

    Bring infinity home
    Let me embrace it one more time
    Make it the lilies of the field
    Or Caruso in his prime

    A friend of mine gave me a tape
    She'd copied from a record disc
    It was made at the turn of the century
    And found in a jacket labeled "misc."
    And midst cellos, harps, and flugelhorns
    With the precision of a hummingbird's heart
    Was the lord of the monarch butterflies
    One-time ruler of the world of art

    Bring infinity home
    Let me embrace it one more time
    Make it the lilies of the field
    or Caruso in his prime

    Yes, the king of them all was Enrico
    Whose singular chest could rival
    A hundred fervent Baptists
    Giving forth in a tent revival
    True he was a vocal miracle
    But that's only secondary
    It's the sould of the monarch butterfly
    That I find a little bit scary

    Bring infinity home
    Let me embrace it one more time
    Make it the lilies of the field
    Or Caruso in his prime

    Perhaps he's just a vehicle
    To bear us to the hills of Truth
    That's Truth spelled with a great big T
    And peddled in the mystic's booth
    There are oh so many miracles
    That the western sky exposes
    Why go looking for lilacs
    When you're lying in a bed of roses?

    Bring infinity home
    Let me embrace it one more time
    Make it the lilies of the field
    Or Caruso in his prime

    © 1976, 1977 Gabriel Earl Music (ASCAP)


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