The girl down the street saw my ghost on the road
But I sailed the backyard asleep in my boat
Both paddles broken, no sail for the wind
A bathtub, a bottle, to drown myself in

And she ran through the town like the end was upon us
Screaming like birds above angry high seas
The newspaper boys pulled a high-dollar favor
And my drunk brother sang of where they could find me

The girl told the preacher her vision of doom
He petted the Book said, “It’s slightly too soon”
A flashbulb, a nudge and I left my best dream
And rose like the specter of Jasper County


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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song........ maybe cuz it's one of sam beam's early home sessions unreleased demo......well the song is about a ghost that sailed the backyard asleep in his boat...which means he's buried in the backyard....like in passing afternoon sam talks about there are sailing ships that pass all our bodies in he grass( coffins).......it applies here as well...murdered by his brother....and that's how he came to be the specter of jasper county
    manuelturcioson January 16, 2008   Link

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