Who Sang Passing Afternoon? Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2004-3-23
length: 4:01
producer: Brian Deck
lead vocals: Sam Beam
There are times that walk from you like some passing afternoon
Summer warmed the open window of her honeymoon
And she chose a yard to burn but the ground remembers her
Wooden spoons, her children stir her Bougainvillea blooms

There are things that drift away like our endless, numbered days
Autumn blew the quilt right off the perfect bed she made
And she's chosen to believe in the hymns her mother sings
Sunday pulls its children from the piles of fallen leaves

There are sailing ships that pass all our bodies in the grass
Springtime calls her children until she let's them go at last
And she's chosen where to be, though she's lost her wedding ring
Somewhere near her misplaced jar of Bougainvillea seeds

There are things we can't recall, Blind as night that finds us all
Winter tucks her children in, her fragile china dolls
But my hands remember hers, rolling around the shaded ferns
Naked arms, her secrets still like songs I'd never learned

There are names across the sea, only now I do believe
Sometimes, with the window closed, she'll sit and think of me
But she'll mend his tattered clothes and they'll kiss as if they know
A baby sleeps in all our bones, so scared to be alone

CD 1
  • 1 On Your Wings
  • 2 Naked as We Came
  • 3 Cinder and Smoke
  • 4 Sunset Soon Forgotten
  • 5 Teeth in the Grass
  • 6 Love and Some Verses
  • 7 Radio War
  • 8 Each Coming Night
  • 9 Free Until They Cut Me Down
  • 10 Fever Dream
  • 11 Sodom, South Georgia
  • 12 Passing Afternoon
    CD 2
  • 1 Cinder and Smoke (demo)
  • 2 Swans and the Swimming
  • 3 Free Until They Cut Me Down (demo)
  • 4 Hickory

  • Release information
    label: Sub Pop Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 098787063028
    script: Latin