Calexico - Sunken Waltz Lyrics

Calexico Feast of Wire cover art
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Washed my face in the rivers of empire
Made my bed from a cardboard crate
Down in the city of quartz
No news, no new regrets
Tossed a Susan B. over my shoulder
And prayed it would rain and rain
Submerge the whole western states
Call it a last fair deal
With an American seal
And corporate hand shake

Take the story of carpenter mike
Dropped his tools and his keys and left
And headed out as far as he could
Past the cities and gated neighborhoods
He slept ‘neath the stars
Wrote down what he dreamt
And he built a machine
For no one to see
Then took flight, first light
Of new morning
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 0 [unknown]
  • 1 Sunken Waltz
  • 2 Quattro (World Drifts In)
  • 3 Stucco
  • 4 Black Heart
  • 5 Pepita
  • 6 Not Even Stevie Nicks…
  • 7 Close Behind
  • 8 Woven Birds
  • 9 The Book and the Canal
  • 10 Attack El Robot! Attack!
  • 11 Across the Wire
  • 12 Dub Latina
  • 13 Güero Canelo
  • 14 Whipping the Horse’s Eyes
  • 15 Crumble
  • 16 No Doze


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: John Convertino, Joseph Burns
    album: Track 1 in album Feast of Wire
    release date: 2003-2-10
    popularity : 94 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Country Rock
    length: 2:28
    producer: Craig Schumacher, John Convertino and Joey Burns
    drums: John Convertino
    mixer: Craig Schumacher
    recorded by: Craig Schumacher and Nick Luca
    background vocals: Craig Schumacher
    percussion: John Convertino
    pedal steel guitar: Paul Niehaus
    writer: Joey Burns, John Convertino
    Album Information
    label: Spunk!
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 9329355002561
    script: Latin