Flightless Bird, American Mouth Lyrics

Iron & Wine


album: Track 12 in album The Shepherd's Dog
release date: 2007-9-23
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length: 4:11

Cover Art

Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog cover art
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I was a quick wet boy
Diving too deep for coins
All of your straight blind 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 bill looming

Now I'm a fat house cat
Cursing my sore blunt tongue
Watching the warm poison rats
Curl through the wide white 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, brown hair bleeding
Or lost you?
American mouth
Big bill, stuck going down


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car
  • 2 White Tooth Man
  • 3 Lovesong of the Buzzard
  • 4 Carousel
  • 5 House by the Sea
  • 6 Innocent Bones
  • 7 Wolves (Song of the Shepherd's Dog)
  • 8 Resurrection Fern
  • 9 Boy With a Coin
  • 10 The Devil Never Sleeps
  • 11 Peace Beneath the City
  • 12 Flightless Bird, American Mouth
  • 13 Carried Home
  • 14 Kingdom of the Animals