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it was raining hard in frisco i needed one more fare to make my night a lady up ahead waved to flag me down she got in at the lightsoh where you going to my lady blue its a shame you ruined your gown in the rain she just looked out the window she said sixteen park side lanesomething about her was familiar i could swear id seen her face before but she said im sure youre mistaken then she didnt say anything moreit took a while but she looked in the mirror then she glanced at the license for my name a smile seemed to come to her slowly it was a sad smile just the sameand she said how are you harry i said how are you sue through the too many miles and the too little smiles i still remember youit was somewhere in a fairy tale i used to take her home in my car we learned about love in the back of a dodge the lesson hadnt gone too faryou see she was gonna be an actress and i was gonna learn to fly she took off to find the footlights i took off to find the skyoh ive got something inside me to drive a princess blind theres a wild man wizard hes hiding in me illuminating my mindoh ive got something inside me but its not what my lifes about cause ive been letting my outside tide me over till my time runs outbabys so high that shes skying yes shes flying afraid to fall ill tell you why babys crying shes dying arent we allthere was not much more for us to talk about whatever we had once was gone so i turned my cab into the driveway past the gates and the fine trimmed lawnsand she said we must get together but i knew itd never be arranged then she handed me twenty dollars for a twofifty fare she said harry keep the changewell another man might have been angry and another man might have been hurt but another man never would have let her go i stashed the bill in my shirtand she walked away in silence its strange how you never know but wed both gotten what wed asked for such a long long time agoyou see she was gonna be an actress and i was gonna learn to fly she took off to find the footlights and i took off for the skyand here shes acting happy inside her handsome home and me im flying in my taxi taking tips getting stonedi go flying so high when im stoned