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I remember days of coal and railway travel
As we sat beneath the aging maple trees
When the smiles were all as bright as Spanish bullion to our eyes
And the voices were all music unto me

Do you know where I am?
Do you know where I am now?

Oh, remember me in future history books
Brother, please include this photograph
And make these words my epitaph:
He was first to travel time forward and back
Jack of all ages, master of none. Not one, not one

Now I'm here in Shanghai, 3037
With a fiery cannon pointed at my head
As battalions of screaming warships shower poison in our eyes
I remember every word my brother said

Do you take it all for granted, your tomorrows?
Will the past be ever sweeter to your lips?
Will the soil of the future sprout the seed of youthful sorrow?
Or will you leave the dream to rot here with the dead?

Do you know where I am?
Do you know where I am now?

Oh, remember me in future history books
Brother, please include this photograph
And make these words my epitaph:
He was first to travel time forward and back
Jack of all ages, master of none. Not one, not one

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from Missing Persons, released January 8, 2012

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