Pocketful of Blackbirds

from by Lucas Van Lenten

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you can wash your hands 'til the sun comes up
spit your prayers into a paper cup
you can count the minutes on a broken spoke
but you can't climb to heaven on the holy oak

a worry's like a wish that you can't shake loose
you can hurry up to catch it but ya miss tha goose
and cryin' is for babies and the born again
a feather in the window - a dollar for the hen

you can fill the blanks 'til your luck runs out
you can light the fuse - you can put it out
you can ask for mercy - it won't do ya no good
you can learn to beg - yeah i knew you would

when the influenza hits - and it will by and by
first ya ask for mercy - then you start to lie
a pocket full of blackbirds and a diamond in your eye
a locket full of ashes and an iron-clad alibi


from Low Spokes, released February 8, 2013
bass - Apostolos Sideris
vocals - Anthony Austin, Jason Broome, Daniel Weintraub and Nicola Van Lenten



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