"Korean Dogwood" as written by and Devendra Banhart....
Red oak sugar and Korean dogwood and Korean dogwood
Vibes tug to run roam
Lit by mission moonlight
Kangas on that hillside
You are my life
And you baffle me some
Like an endless maple
Inca cornflower
You're my baby's blue eyes
And when goddess all in a prayer
You'll hear a sound
That rings true and fair
Black cape lightning
And all the orange blossoms and orange blossoms
My friend Piegan
Drawing endless love songs, endless love songs
Sweet bee, show me what you're seeing
Show me what you're seeing
And go right and loud and proud
Every little word
It's still rings through
Strange prayer looming
Over all our brothers, over all our brothers
Prism lifeson and the whole gospel
Is a rope thrown helpful
But for sure all that we've made
Will be swallowed by the Earth


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"Korean Dogwood" as written by Devendra Banhart

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  • +2
    General CommentSorry, dood, but I feel like I heard it differently.


    Red oak sugar,
    And Korean dogwood and Korean dogwood
    Vibes turn to rubbed rum,
    Lit by mission moonlight,
    kangas on that hillside

    You are my life,
    And you baffle me some like an endless maple
    Inca cornflower
    You’re my baby’s blue eyes

    And when you're gown dissolves in a prayer
    You’ll hear a sound
    That rings true and fair

    Black king lightning,
    The dawn of orange blossoms and orange blossoms
    My friend Piegan,
    Drawing endless love songs, endless love songs
    Calm breath, sweet being,
    Show me what you’re seeing, show me what you’re seeing

    And though right and loud and proud
    Every little word
    It still ain't heard

    Strange prayers looming,
    Over all our brothers, over all our brothers
    Prison life served
    But Navajo(?) Gospel is a rope thrown helpful
    Oh...

    But for sure all that we’ve made
    Will be swallowed by the Earth
    For it’s got no worth...
    jxnarcoticzon August 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song couldnt be more beautiful
    ghostson October 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song transports me to another place and time, not sure where or when, I just enjoy the ride.
    savingupspendon June 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove this song, it's so soft, like the moment before you fall asleep and there are so much thoughts in your head which you can't catch. beautiful
    sparklinnngon October 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnah, im pretty sure its "Navajo gospel".
    ksf1102on November 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlast line is:

    For it's got no worth.
    Stolenbuson January 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree wholeheartedly there, ghosts.
    urchinauon December 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song, it's so soft, like the moment before you fall asleep and there are so much thoughts in your head which you can't catch. beautiful
    sparklinnngon October 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep, jxnarcotiicz lyrics are more accurate. (Shouldn't there be a way to edit? Too often on this site, the correct lyrics are in the comments instead of up top).

    BUT, I -think- it may be "but BLACKFOOT Gospel is a rope thrown helpful".
    It sounds closer to Blackfoot, and a Piegan is a member of the Blackfoot confederacy. (^_^)b
    subversaon July 18, 2009   Link

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