Calexico - Woven Birds Lyrics

Calexico Feast of Wire cover art
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The plaza in the village
Where mission bells used to ring
Is now crumbled to a pile of stench and ruin
Even the swallows have spring

All the blossoms are burried
‘Neath the waste
Out of the shadows grow hatred
Along the corrider crawls fear

Crushed by the promise of hope
That never returned
Watched with a hawk's trained eye
Trees grow silent fruit

‘Neath a suffering sky
Those who have stayed, keep a flame
In memory of the fallen
And pass on the old rites despite the risk

But many more have left here
On mended broken wings
Turning to see your reaction
A tear drop fills your eye

But you protest not to give up as give in
Heading straight for the wreckage
Picking up a shovel and a hoe
Start putting back the bricks one by one

Numbers come out of the woodwork
Corious to see the rebirth
Above the swollen clouds
A strange sound fills the air

A silence never heard
Falling like blessed rain
And the swallows return
As the mission bells ring

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 0 [unknown]
  • 1 Sunken Waltz
  • 2 Quattro (World Drifts In)
  • 3 Stucco
  • 4 Black Heart
  • 5 Pepita
  • 6 Not Even Stevie Nicks…
  • 7 Close Behind
  • 8 Woven Birds
  • 9 The Book and the Canal
  • 10 Attack El Robot! Attack!
  • 11 Across the Wire
  • 12 Dub Latina
  • 13 Güero Canelo
  • 14 Whipping the Horse’s Eyes
  • 15 Crumble
  • 16 No Doze


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: John Convertino, Joseph Burns
    album: Track 8 in album Feast of Wire
    release date: 2003-2-10
    popularity : 49 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Country Rock
    length: 3:47
    producer: Craig Schumacher, Joey Burns and John Convertino
    drums: John Convertino
    mixer: Craig Schumacher
    recorded by: Nick Luca and Craig Schumacher
    percussion: John Convertino
    pedal steel guitar: Paul Niehaus
    Album Information
    label: Spunk!
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 9329355002561
    script: Latin