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Iron & Wine
Iron & Wine


Background information
Birth name Samuel Beam
Born July 26, 1974
Born place South Carolina, U.S.
Genre(s) Folk
Folk-Rock
Years active 2002—present
Label(s) 4AD
Sub Pop
Associated acts Calexico
Website Website



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Iron & Wine Lyrics

"Flightless Bird, American Mouth" lyrics


I was a quick wet boy, diving too deep for coins
All of your street light eyes wide on my plastic toys
Then when the cops closed the fair, I cut my long baby hair
Stole me a dog-eared map and called for you everywhere

Have I found you
Flightless bird, jealous, weeping or lost you, american mouth
Big pill looming

Now I'm a fat house cat
Nursing my sore blunt tongue
Watching the warm poison rats curl through the wide fence cracks
Pissing on magazine photos
Those fishing lures thrown in the cold
And clean blood of Christ mountain stream

Have I found you
Flightless bird, grounded, bleeding or lost you, american mouth
Big pill stuck going down

Thanks to Елена for correcting these lyrics.


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