Who Sang The Cape? Kathy Mattea

Kathy Mattea Walking Away a Winner cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1994-5-17
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country Rock
length: 2:41
Lyrics
Eight years old with a floursack cape
Tied all around his neck
He climbed up on the garage
Figurin' what the heck
He screwed his courage up so tight
The whole thing came unwound
He got a runnin' start and bless his heart
He headed for the ground

He's one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath
Always trust your cape

All grown up with a floursack cape
Tied around his dreams
He was full of spit and vinegar
He was bustin' at the seams
He licked his finger and he checked the wind
It was gonna be do or die
He wasn't scared of nothin' boys
And he was pretty sure he could fly

He's one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath
Always trust your cape

Old and grey with a floursack cape
Tied all around his head
He's still jumpin' off the garage
Will be till he's dead
All these years the people said
He's actin' like a kid
He did not know he could not fly
So he did

He's one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath
Always trust your cape

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Walking Away a Winner
  • 2 The Streets of Your Town
  • 3 Maybe She's Human
  • 4 Clown in Your Rodeo
  • 5 Who Turned Out the Light
  • 6 Nobody's Gonna Rain on Our Parade
  • 7 Another Man
  • 8 The Cape
  • 9 Grand Canyon
  • 10 Who's Gonna Know

  • Release information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 731451885228
    script: Latin