Guns of Umpqua

Album: American Band (2016)
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  • I see birds soaring through the clouds outside my window
    Smell the fresh paint of a comfort shade on this new fall day
    Feel the coffee surge through morning veins from half an hour ago
    Hear the sound of shots and screams from the hallway

    Spent my last weekend camping out again down the road aways
    Just me and Joan and a couple of friends on this beautiful trail
    Watched the sun slip down behind a mountain stream in these great Cascades
    Saw a mighty hawk swoop down upon a stream to devour its prey

    Now We're moving chairs in some panic mode to barricade the doors
    As my heart rate surges on adrenaline and nerves I feel I've been here before
    Made it back from hell's attack in some distant bloody war
    Only to stare down hell back home

    Outside my mind I wander freely past the rocky shore
    Waves crash against the banks where Lewis and Clark explored
    We're all standing in the shadows of our noblest intentions of something more
    Than being shot in a classroom in Oregon

    It's a morning like so many others with breakfast and birthdays
    The sun burned the fog away, breeze blew the mist away
    My friend Jack just had him a baby
    I see birds soaring through the clouds outside my window today
    Heaven's calling my name from the hallway outside the door
    Heaven's calling my name from the hallway outside the door Writer/s: Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley, Brad Morgan, Matt Patton, Jay Gonzalez
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