walking far from home lyrics – iron & wine

“walking far from home”

i was walking far from home
where the names were not burned along the wall
saw a building, high as heaven
but the door was so small, door was so small

i saw rainclouds, little babies
and a bridge that had tumbled to the ground
i saw sinners making music
and i dreamt of that sound, dreamt of that sound

i was walking far from home
but i carried your letters all the while
i saw lovers in a window
whisper want me like time, want me like time

i saw sickness bloom in fruit trees
i saw blood and a bit of it was mine
i saw children in a river
but their lips were still dry, lips were still dry

i was walking far from home
and i found your face mingled in the crowd
saw a boat-full of believers
sail off talking too loud, talking too loud

i saw sunlight on the water
saw a bird fall like a hammer from the sky
an old woman on a speed train
she was closing her eyes, closing her eyes

i saw flowers on a hillside
and a millionaire p*ssing on the lawn
saw a prisoner take a pistol
and say join me in song, join me in song

saw a car crash in the country
where the prayers run like weeds along the road
i saw strangers stealing kisses
giving only their clothes, only their clothes

saw a white dog chase it’s tail
and a pair of hearts carved into a stone
i saw kindness and an angel
crying “take me back home, take me back home”

saw a highway, saw an ocean
i saw widows in the temple to the lord
naked dancers in the city
how they spoke for us all, spoke for us all

i saw loaded linen tables
and a motherless colt then it was gone
i saw hungry brothers waiting
with the radio on, radio on

i was walking far from home
where the names were not burned along the wall
saw a wet road form a circle
and it came like a call, came like a call from the lord

/ iron wine lyrics