On the shore of the lake,
In the great upstate of New York,
Came the call of a loon.
Cold, cold, o'er a plume of smoke.
He spoke of the future.
He sang, "You, my friend, are alone, alone."

We live with the cockroach
And we split our cords of oak
And keep this wood stove burning
While the bitter winds are blowing.
We stow our words in the cellar
So we never lose hope,
And keep this wood fire stoked
While the bitter winds blow.

Alone on the land,
In the love of the dirt again,
There's a sharp, jagged winter
At the center of my home.
Of my blood and bones,
That sleets and snows and makes me shiver.
But you, my heart, I will never know.

We live with the cockroach,
And we split our cords of oak.
And keep this wood stove burning
While the bitter winds are blowing.
We stow our words in the cellar
So we never lose hope,
And keep this wood fire stoked
While the bitter winds blow.


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Dark Horse song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentfantastic.
    bold_as_loveon September 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin the first verse before "he spoke of the future" is the line "he spoke to my center". i really like the line, otherwise i wouldn't bother to point it out. also, this song has the most beautiful string accompaniment and solo of all time!
    rachrollon October 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite song right now.
    amanateeon November 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful, yes!
    ninjapiraton January 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me think of an old man who lives alone in a cabin. but hes perfectly happy with his lifestile.

    and i agree, the violin part of this is phenominal. :)
    chuckles1992on September 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis reminds me so much of Andrew Bird. Love it.
    evasinclairon November 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTis a Neil Young cover. A really good cover though :)
    Zuuzon February 16, 2010   Link

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