what were you dreaming? . . . that made you sweat . . soaking wet . . . in a fever?
dark wings circling . . . slowly around . . slowly around . . slowly around

what grip held you? . . tossed & turned you . . tossed & turned you?
where were you going? carried away . . carried away . . & calling?

oh . . then mourning flies . . the fields awake & come alive . . darkness goes . .
the crows appear . . the scurrying squirrel . . the apple tree deer . . the sun fills
our bed . . the sun fills our bed

some cloud’s caught us . . trouble all around . . trouble comin’ down
six wings circling . . slowly around . . slowly comin’ down . . upon me

oh . . then mourning flies . . the fields awake & come alive . . darkness goes . .
the crows appear . . the scurrying squirrel. . the apple tree deer . . the sun fills our bed
. . the cats walk our head

they were on my chest . . it was a funny feeling . .
they had a map of my heart . . pulled pieces & parts & flew away . .
the birds were on my breast . . it was a funny feeling . .
they had a map of my soul . . dug for the coal & pulled it out . .

will you ever know?. . i’ll be right there with you . .
i have a map of your heart . . the pieces & parts
to make it whole again

oh . . ‘til mourning flies . . the fields awake & come alive . . darkness goes . .
crows appear . . the scurrying squirrel . . the apple tree deer . . carry me through
. . i’ll carry you

where have you been?
tell me where have you been?
where have you been?
tell me where have you been?



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Mourning Flies song meanings
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    General Commentthe format and some of the words in these lyrics seem off compared to what i hear, but i can't quite place it, so i'm no one to correct. (little things like instead of 'that made you sweat' i don't hear the 'that' and somehow that makes a difference? and then after the trouble coming down... ect, i hear 'upon us' maybe it's just the version i have?)

    anyway, this song has gained quite some meaning for me. it reminds me of someone important who has had aweful dreams, and i just want to comfort them. it makes me think of having a little farmhouse in the woods (like the one in 'the good life'), and waking with them to golden mornings... with cats and all..

    too literal, i know, but it's such beautiful imagery by itself, and an one that really calls to me.. so consequently this is one of my favorite songs. when i hear it my heart swells, and when i'm not hearing it, i'm often singing/humming it.
    arpadon November 06, 2008   Link

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