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10,000 Maniacs - The Painted Desert lyrics meaning

Meaning

The Painted Desert is a love letter, from a girl to her guy, a fellow she hasn't
seen in some time. She wonders if he still wants her to come to him.

There's a tinge of quiet dejection in the song, almost as if she already knows it's over.

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