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Haile Selassie Lyrics

from The People's Key

"Haile Selassie" is track #5 on the album The People's Key. It was written by Conor Oberst.
"Haile Selassie" is track #5 on the album The People's Key. It was written by Conor Oberst.

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Pilgrim across the water
We are the same, brother
Hitchhiking back to Zion
Holding our tears as we flip the album

What if this leads to ruin?
You got a soul, use it
All this despair forgiven
Rolling away on a wheel of sevens

Seems like the queen of Sheba
Voice through a blown speaker
One dropping bubble and Leslie
Calling me home like Haile Selassie

Pilgrim beside the fire
It's been a long winter
We got a lot in common
Cover our heads as they split the atom

All of our days are numbered
I take in some comfort
In knowing the wave has crested
Knowing I don't have to be an exception

Children, they fill the bleachers
One is the next Caesar
Keep all their minds collected
Until it comes, until it comes

Hide the Omega day
In plain sight, too good to be true

I seen, I seen, I seen stranger things, man
I seen, I seen that tree of smoke
Yeah, I seen, I seen, I seen
I seen stranger things happen, happen before

Pilgrim upon the mountain
Bare foot and still climbing
Filling the book of hours
Day after day in the filth and squalor

We are the chosen people
Safe from the next evil
One love, magnetic memory
Reel after reel, spinning within me

I had the wildest dream last night
I was swimming with you in that cenote
The heavens made with black fire
Just woke up too soon

I seen, I seen, I seen stranger things, man
I seen, I seen those daytime ghosts
Yeah, I seen, I seen, I seen
I seen stranger things happen, happen before

I seen, I seen, I seen stranger things, man
I seen, I seen that tree of smoke
Yeah, I seen, I seen
I seen stranger things happen, happen before

Songwriters
Conor Oberst

Published by
BEDROOMS BEDROOMS AND SPIDERS

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