on from here walkin dreams awake
I think not I think not
the sky comes king blown in every direction
and of no country
I am straw

it is no mystery
I know my way from here

iron sharpens iron
crooked wooden and peacock black
I have your feathers
slung across my back
I'm not the only one
to help you down the hill
my blue knuckles do as they will

it is no mystery
I know my way from here
it is no mystery
I know my way from here

one as precious as the other
they go with me
today I am not a false conscience
a tyrant
angels line my pockets dear
I walk a hutterite mile
look at me this once
put an eye to my step
look and furrow
its only misery its only ankle deep

it is no mystery
I know my way from here
it is no mystery
I know my way from here


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    General CommentA very dark song...... Sad that not alot of people seem to know about this band
    Sharp Scabon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Hutterites (German: Hutterer) are a communal branch of Anabaptists who, like the Amish and Mennonites, trace their roots to the Radical Reformation of the 16th century. Since the death of their founder Jakob Hutter in 1536, the beliefs of the Hutterites, especially living in a community of goods and absolute pacifism, have resulted in hundreds of years of odyssey through many countries. Nearly extinct by the 18th and 19th centuries, the Hutterites found a new home in North America. Over 125 years their population grew from 400 to around 42,000."

    The song is about being a spiritual pilgrim. The bizarre and psychedelic imagery is all freighted with religious meaning. I don't know that there's much more to it than that.
    akagoldfishon January 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentDark country roads...abusive incest redneck fathers...That's what this song makes me think...
    milk_and_honeyon February 12, 2007   Link

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