Haile Selassie

Album: The People's Key (2011)
  • Pilgrim across the water
    We are the same, brother
    Hitchhiking back to Zion
    Holding our tears as we flip the album
    What if this leads to ruin?
    You got a soul, use it
    All this despair forgiven
    Rolling away on a wheel of sevens
    Seems like the Queen of Sheba
    Voice through a blown speaker
    One drop and bubbling Leslie
    Calling me home like Haile Selassie

    Pilgrim beside the fire
    Its been a long winter
    We got a lot in common
    Cover our heads as they split the atom
    All of our days are numbered
    I take in some comfort in knowing the wave has crested
    Knowing I don't have to be an exception
    Children they fill the bleachers
    One is the next Caesar
    Keep all their minds collected
    Until it comes
    Until it comes
    Hide the Omega day
    In plain sight
    Too good to be true

    I've seen, I've seen, I've seen stranger things, man
    I've seen, I've seen that tree of smoke
    I've seen, I've seen, I've seen stranger things happen
    Happen before

    Pilgrim upon the mountain
    Bare foot and still climbing
    Filling the book of hours
    Day after day in the filth and squalor
    We are the chosen people
    Safe from the next evil
    One Love! Magnetic memory
    Reel after reel, spinning within me
    I had the wildest dream last night
    I was swimming with you in that Cenote the Heavens made with black fire
    Just woke up too soon

    I've seen, I've seen, I've seen stranger things, man
    I've seen, I've seen that tree of smoke
    I've seen, I've seen, I've seen stranger things happen
    Happen before

    I've seen, I've seen, I've seen stranger things, man
    I've seen, I've seen that tree of smoke
    I've seen, I've seen, I've seen stranger things happen
    Happen before Writer/s: CONOR M OBERST
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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