Monster Ballads
Josh Ritter Lyrics


Radio waves are coming miles and miles
Bringing only empty boats
Whatever feeling they had when they sailed
Somehow slipped out between the notes

Out on the desert now and feeling lost
The bonnet wears a wire albatross
Monster ballads and the stations of the cross
Sighing just a little bit
Sighing just a little bit

And I was thinking about what Katy done
Thinking about what Katy did
The fairest daughter of the Pharaoh's son
Dressed in gold beneath pyramids

Out on the desert now and feeling lost
The bonnet wears a wire albatross
Monster ballads and the stations of the cross
Sighing just a little bit
Sighing just a little bit

Ones and zeroes bleeding mesa noise
And when you're empty there's so much space for them
You turn it off but then a still small voice
Comes in blazing from some vast horizon

And I was thinking about my river days
I was thinking about me and Jim
Passing Cairo on a getaway
With every steamboat like a hymn

Out on the desert now
I'm feeling lost
The bonnet wears a wire albatross
Monster ballads and the stations of the cross
Sighing just a little bit
Smiling just a little bit

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: JOSH RITTER

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Jack Merlot Doesn't Live Here Anymore

For a long time, I thought it went:

"Out on the desert now / I'm feeling lost

Bonnie wears a wire / albatross..."

Which is weird because it always made me think of my Auntie Bonnie wearing a wire, like in LIVE::PD.

But that is, of course, ridiculous.



All comments from YouTube:

Jack Merlot Doesn't Live Here Anymore

For a long time, I thought it went:

"Out on the desert now / I'm feeling lost

Bonnie wears a wire / albatross..."

Which is weird because it always made me think of my Auntie Bonnie wearing a wire, like in LIVE::PD.

But that is, of course, ridiculous.

sean roche

pure poetry

Tiree Automatik

The name she gave was Caroline , daughter of a miner....

dadigan

Dylan... pick a poet! That is Josh Ritter!

Manfred Flemming

Ein schöner Song zum Entspannen und zum Nachdenken

Mingus Casey

Cool song.

Manfred Flemming

Das ist eine prima Ballade

Manfred Flemming

Kann man in einer ruhigen Stunde gut anhören

Manfred Flemming

Kann man gut beim Autofahren hören

karen white

Anyone out there ever talk to or heard of sorenkeirkegaard2008 or LAD? this was the last song he may have listened to before dying.

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