"Eagle on a Pole (Jason Boesel)" as written by and Conor Oberst....
Saw an eagle on a pole,
I think it was an eagle.
Watched its' shadow fly 'cross the cement.
And I woke up in the snow,
All the trees, and crowds, and people.
No shirt, no shoes, no idea where they went.

I followed the fenceline thin,
Back where the yard begins
My woman, she stood crying like a man.
Said, where have you been?
Where have you been?
I thought you said that all of that was done.
El Cielo es azul,
Just don't go telling everyone

Thought the kettle was a train.
Thought that Monday was a door-frame.
Tried so hard to finally settle down.
Heard the fire pop and snap.
Like a tack piano rag.
I never could get used to happy sounds.

Yeah, I hope the world's exposed.
A cruel and elaborate hoax.
It convinces me to walk without a cane.
But what can you do?
Child, what can you do?
I always heard that what is done is done.
El Cielo es azul,
Just don't go telling everyone

The past don't ever quit.
There's boxes in the attic.
Baby shoes and taxidermy dream.
While the ashes of the dead, like a dandelion head,
Explode and then are scattered by the breeze.
We're such a long way back to all the fun that we had.
When nothing ever seemed to bother me.
But what can you do?
Brother, what can you do?
Sleep with the stars, and toil in the sun.

El Cielo es azul,
Just don't go telling everyone
El Cielo es azul,
Just don't go telling everyone


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"Eagle on a Pole" as written by Conor Oberst

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    General Commentfinallyyyyy, ive been waiting for someone to post these lyrics

    i'm absolutely in love with this version of Eagle on a Pole,
    the vocals are my faveeee
    entiretyon May 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis version is my favorite. His voice is so rich and dreamy.
    phoneboxlightson August 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like how the song has the same name as the other, but it is completely different, but the content is somewhat the same
    irthesteveon December 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is a very paranoid song. i think boesel sees the "eagle on a pole" as a once in a lifetime opportunity whether it be your big break in life, or the oppotunity at a great relationship what have you. maybe saying that some opportunities are too good to be true?
    chadnewmanon February 05, 2010   Link

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