Eagle on a Pole Lyrics

Conor Oberst

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Conor Oberst
album: Track 7 in album Conor Oberst
release date: 2008-8-1
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:42

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Saw an eagle on a pole,
I think it was an eagle.
Watched its' shadow fly 'cross the cement.
And I woke up in the snow,
All the trees, and crowds, and people.
No shirt, 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 door-frame.
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.

Yeah, I hope the world's exposed.
A cruel and elaborate hoax.
It convinces me to walk without a cane.
But what can you do?
Child, 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.
There's 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.
We're such a long way back to all the fun that we had.
When nothing ever seemed to bother me.
But what can you do?
Brother, what can you do?
Sleep with 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

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Cape Canaveral
  • 2 Sausalito
  • 3 Get-Well-Cards
  • 4 Lenders in the Temple
  • 5 Danny Callahan
  • 6 I Don’t Want to Die (In the Hospital)
  • 7 Eagle on a Pole
  • 8 NYC - Gone, Gone
  • 9 Moab
  • 10 Valle Místico (Ruben‘s Song)
  • 11 Souled Out!!!
  • 12 Milk Thistle