Country Down
by Beck

Album: Morning Phase (2014)
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  • Oh country down
    Where I found my proving ground
    All along the floodline
    Wheels are turning around
    The hills roll out like centuries
    Pass by without a sound
    Just a mile outside of town

    Down river bound
    Where the lemon tea sky fell down
    A plot against your will
    Is furrowed into your brow
    Against your better judgment
    It's all behind you now
    Just a mile outside of town

    What's the use of being found?
    You can lose yourself in sunken ground
    In the weeds hiding down river right next door
    There's no frame around your picture
    Just a view through my back door

    Time evermore
    You just found what you're looking for
    A tiger rose growing through your prison door
    Reaching for sunlight, can't see it anymore
    Just a mile from my back door

    You could wake up on a lifeboat 'neath the sun
    On a ladder up to the sky
    You're standing on the lowest rung
    Holding a lifeline, using my best defense
    Running in the undertow I couldn't fight against

    Oh lay me down
    Where we found my proving ground
    All along the floodline
    Waves are turning around
    The hills roll out like centuries
    Pass by without a sound
    Just a mile outside of town Writer/s: Beck Hansen
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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