Cross her off the shortlist
My blood is a red-winged bird
The way will be lit by the bridges we burn, oh
And come, tornado!
Carry me away from the croft
Ruffle my hair, bear my body aloft, oh

As the cutlass came down on a Saturday night
Left an un-planted field, left my daughter and wife
Called away into service, for a clerical life
Left an un-planted field, left my daughter and wife

Thought I was a sad boy
Now I know, I know, I know I was wrong
Since you came along I can see how content I had been
It'll drive a man crazy to age from the outside in
But I have a plan, it's a trick with a prick of a pin

And as the cutlass came down on a Saturday night
Left an un-planted field, left my daughter and wife
Called away into service, for a clerical life
Left an un-planted field, left my daughter and wife

For a man can be bought, and a man can be sold
And the price of a hundred thousand unwatered souls
Is a bit of meat and a bit of coal
It's a bit of meat and a bit of coal
It's a little bit of meat and coal


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    Lyric CorrectionCorrected lyrics, copied exactly from cd booklet:

    Cross her off the shortlist.
    My blood is a red-winged bird.
    The way will be lit by the bridges we burn, oh.
    And come, tornado!
    Carry me away from the croft.
    Ruffle my hair, bear my body aloft, oh.

    As the cutlass came down on a Saturday night,
    Left an un-planted field, left my daughter and wife.
    Called away into service, for a clerical life.
    Left an un-planted field, left my daughter and wife.

    Thought I was a sad boy.
    Now I know, I know, I know I was wrong.
    Since you came along I can see how content I had been.
    It'll drive a man crazy to age from the outside in.
    But I have a plan, it's a trick with a prick of a pin.

    And as the cutlass came down on a Saturday night,
    Left an un-planted field, left my daughter and wife.
    Called away into service, for a clerical life.
    Left an un-planted field, left my daughter and wife.

    For a man can be bought, and a man can be sold,
    And the price of a hundred thousand unwatered souls
    Is a bit of meat and a bit of coal.
    It's a bit of meat and a bit of coal.
    It's a little bit of meat and coal.
    kmereon February 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI read that this is sort of a concept album about this character Lewis who is a farmer. A god, Owen, steals him away in this song from his home and family.
    athecondoron July 01, 2010   Link

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