The brackish roots of red and pine
Anchored in my curving spine
Bend to the winds of web's desire
And I lay down at your side

Above the bride of reds in clay
A swollen angel looks ok
In the red wing blackbirds eyes of grey
A saltwater tear his eyes

But the sand and the earthen paradise
Sent into this rivulet
The blush and the banks will soon forget
A single tear has cried

And in this morning grand looms
The nectar and the petal blooms
A pearl that I swallow now exhumed
From the river that has died

The crimson of rinoculous
Gardenia and dianthus
The bloodless eye be water-lotus
Sweetly opens wide

Oh Without a voice left to sing
With waterlogged and heavy wing
Peaceful eyes, unsuffering
A pigeon floats in the tide


Lyrics submitted by belle1313

Pigeon song meanings
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    General CommentI borrowed these lyrics, but I'm pretty sure they're all right. This is a very hard Jay-mumble song to figure out. If you have a suspicion that they're not right, check the Vertigo liner notes... they should be there.
    belle1313on August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThere are a number of errors to the lyrics, but the song was inspired by an incident in which Jay was observing his wife by a river. The actual story he told was about nine minutes and very rambling, but that's the jist.
    judithavoryon June 13, 2005   Link

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