© words & music by Annie Wilson
from CD Clean Curve of Hill Against Sky

Album notes: Whenever I've been homesick far away and look up to see the moon, I am always comforted by how that same moon is shining on my prairie home.   Beautifully sung by Carl, this song recounts the thoughts of a homesick traveler gazing at the moon and recalling the beauty of his Flint Hills home.

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Oh I'm dreaming tonight of the prairie 
Where the cattle drift along the hills of green 
And your horse & you can go
     where no signs of people show 
And every breath of air is sweet and clean 

Lots of people like the forests and the cities 
But my prairie roots just never seem to grow 
Where trees and buildings reach so high
     you can scarcely see the sky 
And there's people everywhere you want to go 

     But the moon can take me home 
     Where my memories were grown 
     In my mind I see the place I want to be 
     I still know it's shining on
          the place where I belong 
     On the tallgrass prairie where my heart is free 

I remember how the sun set fills the prairie 
And coyotes sing the evening hills to sleep 
Where the meadowlark's sweet cry
     seems to linger in the sky 
And moonlight gives the Earth a silver sheen 


Back home the springtime fires light the prairie 
So in summer grass will grow up to the sky 
Then the autumn hills of gold
     turn to winter's rusty cold 
How I missed those Flint Hills when I said goodbye