Mockingbirds

Album: Mighty Joe Moon (1994)
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  • Devastation at last finally we meet
    After all of these years out here on the street
    I had a feeling you would make yourself known
    You came along just to claim your place on the throne
    And I have been overthrown
    Overthrown

    And I thought if I towed the right lines
    But these mockingbirds won't let me shine

    Devastation my door was left open wide
    You brought me into your heart then you swallowed my pride
    I had a feeling you were hiding your thoughts
    I made a note to myself I nearly forgot
    Now I am overwrought
    I'm overwrought

    And I thought if I towed the right lines
    But these mockingbirds won't let me shine

    And I thought if I towed the right lines
    But these mockingbirds won't let me shine

    One day this ground will break
    And open up for me I hope it will I hope it will

    Salutations at last down on my knees
    I heard the bugle this morn blast reveille
    Woke from a dream where I was in a terrible realm
    All my sails were ablaze I was chained to the helm
    And now I am overwhelmed
    I'm overwhelmed

    And I thought if I towed the right lines
    But these mockingbirds won't let me shine

    And I thought if I towed the right lines
    But these mockingbirds won't let me shine

    And I thought if I towed the right lines (devastation at last)
    But these mockingbirds won't let me shine

    And I thought if I towed the right lines (devastation at last)
    But these mockingbirds won't let me shine

    And I thought if I towed the right lines (devastation at last)
    But these mockingbirds won't let me shine

    And I thought if I towed the right lines (devastation at last)
    But these mockingbirds won't let me shine Writer/s: Grant Phillips
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Comments: 2

  • Alan from Milton, VtThe song was actually inspired by Grant-Lee and his wife surveying the destruction of their home in California after it was destroyed in an Earthquake.
  • Mike182 from Pittsburgh, PaGreat song.....I just rediscovered it. Haunting in a way because you can tell he sold himself out to make the relationship work only to be crushed in the end. He's so emotionally battered and bruised, he's hoping the ground will open and swallow him.
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