Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst - Eagle on a pole

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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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