Iron & Wine - Flightless Bird American Mouth


Flightless Bird American Mouth Lyrics

I was a quick wet boy, diving too deep for coins
All of your street light eyes wide on my plastic toys
Then when the cops closed the fair, I cut my long baby hair
Stole me a dog-eared map and called for you everywhere

Have I found you, flightless bird?
Jealous, weeping
Or lost you, American mouth?
Big pill looming

Now I'm a fat house cat nursing my sore blunt tongue
Watching the warm poison rats curl through the wide fence cracks
Kissing on magazine photos, those fishing lures
Thrown in the cold and clean blood of Christ mountain stream

Have I found you, flightless bird?
Grounded, bleeding
Or lost you, American mouth?
Big pill, stuck going down

these lyrics are submitted by KD
these lyrics are last corrected by James

Songwriter(s): Samuel Ervin Beam
Copyright: Sam Beam Music
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Meaning to "Flightless Bird American Mouth" (2 meanings)
bella 09/21/12,09:11

can everybody stop saying bad things about this song ok i mean it i really love this song but if you really find it gross just don't tell it or comment it here just keep it in yourself because all the people that love this song will be mad and you don't want that to happen right
alison 08/28/09,07:38

this song is the best song in the world. never listen to any ohter songs anymore because this song is so brilliant. love it in twilight aswell. love the words in this song because theyr so touching :)
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