Conor Oberst - Eagle on a pole Lyrics

Saw an eagle on a pole
I think it was an eagle
Watched its shadow fly across the cement
I woke up in the snow
All the trees, the crowds of people
No coat, no shoes, no idea where they went

I followed the fenceline thin
Back where the yard begins
My woman, she stood crying like a man
Said, where have you been
Where have you been
I thought you said that all of that was done
El cielo es azul
Just don't go telling everyone

Thought the kettle was a train
Thought that Monday was a doorframe
I tried so hard to finally settle down
Heard the fire pop and snap
Like a tack piano rag
I never could get used to happy sounds

But I hope the world's exposed
A cruel and elaborate hoax
That convinces me to walk without a cane
But what can you do
What can you do
I always heard that what is done is done
El cielo es azul
Just don't go telling everyone

The past don't ever quit
Those boxes in the attic
Baby shoes and taxidermy dream
While the ashes of the dead
Like a dandelion head
Explode and then are scattered by the breeze

And it's such a long way back
To all the fun I had
When nothing ever seemed to bother me
But what can you do
Child, what can you do
Sleep 'neath the stars, and toil in the sun
El cielo es azul
Just don't go telling everyone
El cielo es azul
Just don't go telling everyone
 

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