Innocent Bones Lyrics

Cain got a milk-eyed mule from the auction
Abel got a telephone
And even the last of the blue-eyed babies know
That the burning man is the color of the end of day
And how every tongue that gets bit always has another
word to say

Cain bought a blade from some witch at the window
Abel bought a bag of weed
And even the last of the brown-eyed babies see
That the cartoon king has a tattoo of a bleeding heart
There ain't a penthouse Christian wants the pain of the
scab, but they all want the scar
How every mouth sings of what it's without so we all
sing of love
And how it ain't one dog who's good at f*cking and
denying who he's thinking of

Cain heard a cat tumble limp off the rooftop
Abel heard his papa pray
And even the last of the black-eyed babies say
That every saint has a chair you can borrow and a
church to sell
That the wind blows cold across the back of the master
and the kitchen help
There's a big pile of innocent bones still holding up
the garden wall
And it was always the broken hand we learned to lean on
after all
How God knows if Christ came back he would find us in a
poker game
After finding out the drugs were all free but they
won't let you out the door again

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Songwriter(s): Samuel Ervin Beam
Publisher(s): Sam Beam Music
Record Label(s): 2007 Sub Pop Records
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