Indigo Girls - Burn All the Letters Lyrics

Indigo Girls Shaming of the Sun cover art
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I am sorry that I set my sights
On the things I read
Something meant for your husband
Maybe you left it under the bed

Once upon a love those words blew free and secret
The pages lay around
Drifted to the hands of the publisher
And the greedy generations on down

Burn all the letters
(Someone is always watching)
The government's on the phone
(Whether openly or secretly)
Burn all the letters
(Now breathe life)
Send them on
(Into your story)
To a safer home
(I said burn it to secrecy)
Burn all the letters
Brand them in you before you go
Soldiers are coming to plunder
But there are some things they will never know

We made our love out of dignity
Dug our nails in the dirt
(Hung our towel soaked souls out on the line)
Hung our towel soaked souls out on the line
We loved so hard that it hurt

To ease my pain I took a pen and paper
Incarnate came the bleeding
Send it back before the public eye
Perverts it in the reading

And burn all the letters
(Someone is always watching)
Ah the government's on the phone
(Whether openly or secretly)
Burn all the letters
(Now breathe life)
Send them on back
(Into your story)
To a safer home
(I said burn it to secrecy)
Burn all the letters
Brand them in you before you go
The soldiers coming to plunder
But there are some things they will never know

Burn all the letters
Ah the government's on the phone
On the phone
Burn all the letters
(All the letters)
Send them on to a safer home
(Send them on to a safer home)
Burn all the letters
To you
And you to
To me
Coming to take what they can
They cannot read
What they cannot see

Mmm
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Shame on You
  • 2 Get Out the Map
  • 3 Shed Your Skin
  • 4 It's Alright
  • 5 Caramia
  • 6 Don't Give That Girl a Gun
  • 7 Leeds
  • 8 Scooter Boys
  • 9 Everything in Its Own Time
  • 10 Cut It Out
  • 11 Burn All the Letters
  • 12 Hey Kind Friend


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Amy Elizabeth Ray, Emily Ann Saliers
    album: Track 11 in album Shaming of the Sun
    release date: 1997-4-29
    popularity : 39 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock
    length: 4:11
    producer: Indigo Girls and David Leonard
    drums: Jerry Marotta
    vocal: Emily Saliers and Amy Ray
    mixer: David Leonard
    engineer: David Leonard
    violin: Lisa Germano
    background vocals: Carmen Caballero, Jennifer Kreisberg and Pura Fé
    acoustic guitar: Emily Saliers and Amy Ray
    harmonica: Mickey Raphael
    percussion: Andy Stochansky
    acoustic bass guitar: Dave Richards
    composer: Emily Saliers
    lyricist: Emily Saliers
    Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074646789124
    script: Latin