More Yellow Birds

Written by Mark Linkous

Is your jewellery still lost in the sand?
Out on the coast or rushed into the brine?
You left your rings on the shoreline
So you wouldn’t lose ’em swimming in the shallows
And plastic shovels of sweaty children far from home
On vacation not unlike your very own
And Captain Howdy lit upon my shoulder
And he left me with sulphur and rooms full of headaches
I fell in with snakes in the poisoned ranks of strangers
Please send me more yellow birds for the dim interior
Will my pony recognise my voice in hell?
Will he still be blind or do they go by smell?
Will you promise me not to rest me out at sea?
But on a fiery riverboat that’s rickety?
I’ll never find my pony along the roiling swells
A muddy river or a lake could do me well
With hints of amber sundowns and muted thunderstorms
And sunken barge’s horns with their cold and rusty bells

Mark Linkous: Voice, magic genie organ
Miguel Rodriguez-Urbiztondo: Drums
Alan Weatherhead: Orchestron, mellotron, chamberlin, lap steel guitar
Margaret White: Bass, violin

Produced by Mark Linkous
Recorded and mixed by Alan Weatherhead at Sound Of Music
Engineered by Alan Weatherhead
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

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