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Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car
Iron & Wine Lyrics

Love was a promise made of smoke
In a frozen copse of trees
A bone cold and older than our bodies
Slowly floating in the sea

Every morning there were planes
The shiny blades of pagan angels in our father's skies
Every evening I would watch her hold the pillow
Tight against her hollows, her unholy child

I was still a beggar shaking out my stolen coat
Among the angry cemetery leaves
When they caught the king beneath the borrowed car
Righteous, drunk, and fumbling for the royal keys

Love was a father's flag and sung like a shank
In a cake on our leather boots
A beautiful feather floating down
To where the birds had shit on empty chapel pews

Every morning we found one more machine
To mock our ever waning patience at the well
Every evening she'd descend the mountain stealing socks
And singing something good where all the horses fell

Like a snake within the wilted garden wall
I'd hint to her every possibility
While with his gun the pagan angel rose to say,
"My love is one made to break every bended knee"

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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Pig Ford

This song sounds like it could’ve been on the “Into the Wild” soundtrack .....just a beautiful piece of music...I saw these guys open for Old Crow Medicine Show & Levon Helm back in the day at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Maryland ....such a great night 🥺long gone are those days,time catches up to all sooner or later I’m afraid


LOVE your talent and art! Thanks for the tunes!❤️

Evan Bookout

I listened to this from the other room and I couldn’t hear the bass, so it sounded like the 7 was actually playing under the 1.

Edit: it sounded very epic

John Dorado

This song always reminds me of the start of fall season


underrated iron and wine song

occam saturnson

@tnightwolf likewise!


My all-time favorite for sure!

Danny Whittingham

I had never heard if these at all until tonight when a vid if them covering The Bunnymens, Bring on the Dancing Horses appeared on my media mostly suxks but YouTube truly can inform....

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