I'm standing at a traffic light somewhere in West LA
Waiting for the sign to change then I'll be on my way
The noise, the heat, the crush of cars
Just drives me up my nerve
And someone yells and blasts their horn
And pins me to the curb...
And I'm driving into Houston on a rain slick Texas road
Land so flat and skies so dark, I say a prayer to float
Should all at once the San Jacinto surge beyond its banks...
I'm a stranger here, no one you would know
I'm from somewhere else, but isn't everybody though
Don't know where I'll be when the sun comes up
Until then sweet dreams, and goodnight America
...and goodnight August moon
I thank you for your nightly beauty
and the winks from above.
I look forward to the change in seasons
and the beauty of your Fall harvest moons.
Song lyrics by Mary Chapin Carpenter
and yes, she actually did write about Houston
and when it rains the San Jacinto River
is known to surge beyond it banks in a matter of minutes!
Ciao to the month of August--my least favorite
as the heat here can be so brutal. Thankfully, the
winds from the south will be slowly replaced by the North winds.
Thanks to Padrone for his wonderful photo.