Kingdom of the Animals Lyrics

Iron & Wine


album: Track 14 in album The Shepherd's Dog
release date: 2007-9-23
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length: 5:06

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Jenny was gone
And the moon blooms
All shining
As we dragged our panic
Up and down the riverbed
Sweating wild and weird
In our Sunday clothes

Jenny was gone
Though I thought that I knew her
And the rain came howling
Out of Virginia
Blue tick blowing the water
Out her nose

Jenny and me in the front row
And singing about how heaven calls
The kingdom of the animals all
And all revealed to us one day

Jenny and me on the hilltop
And peeking at all their upturned bottles
Jumping like leopards
Jaw hearp teasing the brushfire in its rage

Jenny came back
And the wet road still shining in our eyes
An angel clear and coronal
Clothed in all that's prodigal and strange

Jenny came back
And I thought that I heard her
Murmur something about
No men in Virginia
Spat on the ground
Like a letter tossed away

Jenny and me in my dead truck
And turning over
Just where heaven calls
The kingdom of the animals
Scratching our heads
Where the wolf would go to lay

Jenny and me as the moon blooms
Were closing and both her wide-eyed brothers
Running like shepherds
Dreaming the heat of the fields
All in flames


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