Monster Ballads Lyrics

Josh Ritter


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, DUCHAMP, INC
writers: Josh Ritter
album: Track 3 in album The Animal Years
release date: 2006-3-20
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length: 4:06

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Radio waves are coming miles and miles
Bringing only empty boats
Whatever feeling they had when they sailed
Somehow slipped out between the notes

Out on the desert now and feeling lost
The bonnet wears a wire albatross
Monster ballads and the stations of the cross
Sighing just a little bit
Sighing just a little bit

And I was thinking about what Katy done
Thinking about what Katy did
The fairest daughter of the Pharaoh's son
Dressed in gold beneath pyramids

Out on the desert now and feeling lost
The bonnet wears a wire albatross
Monster ballads and the stations of the cross
Sighing just a little bit
Sighing just a little bit

Ones and zeroes bleeding mesa noise
And when you're empty there's so much space for them
You turn it off but then a still small voice
Comes in blazing from some vast horizon

And I was thinking about my river days
I was thinking about me and Jim
Passing Cairo on a getaway
With every steamboat like a hymn

Out on the desert now
I'm feeling lost
The bonnet wears a wire albatross
Monster ballads and the stations of the cross
Sighing just a little bit
Smiling just a little bit

Track Listing

  • 1 Girl in the War
  • 2 Wolves
  • 3 Monster Ballads
  • 4 Lillian, Egypt
  • 5 Idaho
  • 6 In the Dark
  • 7 One More Mouth
  • 8 Good Man
  • 9 Best for the Best
  • 10 Thin Blue Flame
  • 11 Here at the Right Time