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Flightless Bird, American Mouth Lyrics

from The Shepherd's Dog

"Flightless Bird, American Mouth" is track #5 on the album The Shepherd's Dog. It was written by Beam, Samuel Ervin.
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I was a quick-wed boy,diving too deep for coins
All of your straight light eyes wide on my plastic toys
Then when the cops closed the fair, I cut my long baby hair
Stole me a dog-eared map and called for you everywhere

Have I found you
Flightless bird, jealous, weeping or lost you, american mouth
Big pill looming

Now I'm a fat house cat
Nursing my sore blunt tongue
Watching the warm poison rats curl through the wide white fence cracks
Pissing on magazine photos
Those fishing lures thrown in the cold
And clean blood of Christ mountain stream

Have I found you
Flightless bird, grounded, bleeding or lost you, american mouth
Big bill stuck going down

Songwriters
BEAM, SAMUEL ERVIN

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