Joanna Newsom - Bridges and Balloons Lyrics


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We sailed away on a winter's day
With fate as malleable as clay
But ships are fallible, I say
And the nautical, like all things, fades and I
Can recall our caravel:
A little wicker beetle shell
With four fine maste and lateen sails
Its bearings on Cair Paravel

Oh my love
Oh it was a funny little thing
To be the ones to've seen

The sight of bridges and balloons
Makes calm canaries irritable
And I caw and claw all afternoon
Catenaries and dirigibles
Brace and buoy the living-room
A loom of metal, warp woof wimble
And a thimblesworth of milky moon
Can touch hearts larger than a thimble

Oh my love
Oh it was a funny little thing
To be the ones to've seen

Oh my love
Oh it was a funny little thing
It was a funny funny little thing



Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Bridges and Balloons
  • 2 Sprout and the Bean
  • 3 The Book of Right-on
  • 4 Sadie
  • 5 Inflammatory Writ
  • 6 This Side of the Blue
  • 7 "En Gallop"
  • 8 Cassiopeia
  • 9 Peach, Plum, Pear
  • 10 Swansea
  • 11 Three Little Babes
  • 12 Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie