Mewithoutyou - Cattail Down lyrics

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Cattail Down, the morning rail yard whistle blows

Cattail Down, our boxcar bound for no-one-knows

after every hidden seed

out from its covering has been freed

when every book has been discarded from the bookshelf

Cattail Down, in the forgetting of myself

Cattail Down, replace the feathers in our vest

Cattail Down, surround the ivy that’s gone to poison in my chest

the Parachutes broke loose!, cried the Goose

with misplaced (but understandable) concerns

for his little Brother’s mental health,

his happy little Brother

in the forgetting of himself

Cattail Down, the pollen shed around the bulrush

Cattail Down, to dress my wounds, left a Bee sting in their stead

headed east out of St. Paul we stopped for water,

rested in the cemetery, watched the Mississippi

running out of food stamps,

found a bag along the footpath off hwy 61

filled with what looked like marijuana

[don’t worry, Dad, we left it there...]

hopped a grainer out of Pig’s Eye twd Milwaukee

the Deer between the tower and the tracks

saw right through us, said:

you don’t know where you came from,

you don’t know where you’re going.

you think you’re you?

no, you don’t know who you are,

you’re not you...

you’re Everyone Else

(in the forgetting of your self )

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