"The Black Crow" as written by and Jason Molina....
through sparrow black wind
a dead crow calls out to his wing
we were lightning across the whole world
we were lightning(x3)
and the guise to black cats we made a cross when our shadows met
and the guise to black cats we made a pact when our shadows passed
through sparrow black wind
a dead crow calls out to its wings
I'm getting weaker I'm getting thin
I hate how obvious I have been
I'm getting weaker(x4)
and I look down and see the whole world
and it's fading(repeat)

Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery

The Black Crow song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentMaybe its just me (isn't always ;)) but I think this song's describing the/a descent into depression.
    the dead crow crying out for his wings: it's a gorgeously sad image.
    I love his voice in this, it's mixed really well too. the song is perfect, like so many of his.
    mr godoton April 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI probably have to say this is one of my favorite songs of all time. Beautiful.
    some folk musicianon March 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the song for all songs. it actually amazes me that this just doesnt play nonstop on every radio station in the world. ahhhhhhhhhhh
    ieatseedson March 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is very strong, gorgeous and meaningful. The words go really well with the music. I love the crescendo.
    vortyon December 13, 2006   Link

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