Cape Canaveral

Album: Conor Oberst (2008)
  • Oh, oh, oh brother totem pole
    I saw your legends lined up
    And I never felt more natural
    Apart, I just came apart

    Please, please, please sister Socrates
    You always answer with a question
    Show some kindness to a petty thief
    Forgive, you did forgive

    Watch the migrants smoke in the old orange grove
    And the red rocket blaze over Cape Canaveral
    You've been a father to me
    In 1960's speak
    In the comatose joy that we're on TV
    While the mountain's side was shining
    Wild colors of my destiny

    I watched your face age backwards
    Changing shape in my memory
    You told me victory's sweet
    Even deep in the cheap seats

    Hey, hey, hey mother interstate
    Can you deliver me from evil
    Make me honest make me wedding cake
    Atone, I will atone

    Wait, wait, wait mighty outer-space
    All that flying saucer terror
    Made me lazy drinking lemonade
    A waste, it just went to waste

    Like the Freon cold out the hotel door
    Or the white rocket fade over Cape Canaveral
    You've been a daughter to me
    Your buried shoe-box grief
    I felt your poltergeist love like Savannah heat
    While the waterfall was pouring
    Crazy symbols of my destiny

    I watched your face die backwards
    Little baby in my memory
    You told me victory's sweet
    Even deep in the cheap seats

    And you don't judge me
    That's not your style
    But I won't see you for a little while
    And there's no worries
    Whose got time
    All these changes are going to fill your mind

    Like the citrus glow off the old orange grove
    Or the red rocket blaze over Cape Canaveral
    It's been a nightmare to me
    Some 1980's grief
    Gives me parachute dreams
    Like old war movies
    While the universe was drawn
    Perfect circles form infinity

    I watched the stars get smaller
    Tiny diamonds in my memory
    I know that victory is sweet
    Even deep in the cheap seats Writer/s: MARK EITZEL
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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