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1. The Giant of Illinois Lyrics

The Giant of Illinois Lyrics

The giant of Illinois Died from a blister on his toe After walking all day through the first winter's snow Throwing bits of stale bread to the last speckled doves He never even felt his shoe full of



2. The Dutchboy Lyrics

The Dutchboy Lyrics

My heart it goes out to that poor little Dutch boy who stopped a great flood with the tip of his thumb. Through parades and medals he felt no joy and took to his bed with a bottle of rum. The queen sh



3. The Woman Downstairs Lyrics

The Woman Downstairs Lyrics

Chicago is where the woman downstairs starved herself to death last summer her boyfriend Ted ate hot dogs and wept with the gray rats out on the fire escape in a thrift store chair I drank cases of b



4. The Sad Milkman Lyrics

The Sad Milkman Lyrics

Above the dark highway, on a black tar roof Stood the sad milkman in love with the moon She filled up his window with soft milky light So he climbed up the chimney and into the night But the moon, sh



5. The House Carpenter Lyrics

The House Carpenter Lyrics

Well met, well met said an old true love. Well met, said he. I'm just returning from the salt, salt sea, all for the love of thee. Come in, come in my old true love and have a seat with me. It's been



6. The Dutch Boy Lyrics

The Dutch Boy Lyrics

My heart it goes out to that poor little Dutch boy who stopped a great flood with the tip of his thumb. Through parades and medals he felt no joy and took to his bed with a bottle of rum. The queen sh



7. The Forgotten Lake Lyrics

The Forgotten Lake Lyrics

Come with me to the forgotten lake Where covered wagons and the wings of missing planes Float between black fish underneath the velvet waves Strange lights fly across the rocky beach Girls in white ni



8. The Petrified Forest Lyrics

The Petrified Forest Lyrics

When we were together I lay in your river As the fish swam through my hands Raindrops and roses fell from the heavens Just to brush against your skin And a strand of your hair lost to the wind Sent do



9. The White Dog Lyrics

The White Dog Lyrics

Last night my window opened In the cold winter breeze And from the dark forest A white dog stared in at me He sat in the branches With his glowing yellow eyes And softly he growled In the shaking bla



10. The Winding Corn Maze Lyrics

The Winding Corn Maze Lyrics

I came to a field of green Where the corn stalks grew so tall The sunlight could not pierce To the winding path below Around and around I went Under those waving stems I followed the shadowed path Ma



11. The Loneliness of Magnets Lyrics

The Loneliness of Magnets Lyrics

My heart is a beating compass pointing to the pole The great expanse of stillness, the true magnetic north I know the sky blue longing of a cloud of spiraling birds All turning in an instant, a perfec



12. The Lost Soul Lyrics

The Lost Soul Lyrics

What an awful day (repeat) When the judgement comes, (repeat) And the sinners hear (repeat) Their eternal doom, (repeat) At the sad decree (repeat) They'll depart for aye, (repeat) Into endless woe (r



13. The Snow White Diner Lyrics

The Snow White Diner Lyrics

I am eating hash browns in the snow white diner Outside cars are honking, flashing lights on the bridge They're pulling a car out from the bottom of the frozen lake A woman drove her Saturn into the



14. The Song of a Hundred Toads Lyrics

The Song of a Hundred Toads Lyrics

On my way out to the gold mines Crossing the western hills Me and my little dog, Clyde And a horse named Prancing Bill I slept under the stars I heard the coyotes sing And the sun was a golden coin Sh



15. The Bottomless Hole Lyrics

The Bottomless Hole Lyrics

My name, I don't remember Though I hail from Ohio I had a wife and children Good tires on my car What took me from my home And put me in the Earth Was the mouth of a deep dark hole I found behind my b



16. The Forgotten Lake Lyrics

The Forgotten Lake Lyrics

Come with me to the forgotten lake Where covered wagons and the wings of missing planes Float between black fish underneath the velvet waves Strange lights fly across the rocky beach Girls in white ni



17. Where the Birch Trees Lean Lyrics

Where the Birch Trees Lean Lyrics

now that there are green sproutspushing through dead leaves and fat yellow jackets float on the breeze the waves kiss the shore and the air is warm but birch trees are falling now that you're gone on



18. In the Air Lyrics

In the Air Lyrics

I am afraid of bridges. Sometimes I have to turn around when I'm driving towards one and my heart begins to pound. Last night at the bridge to Johnsburg I swerved down a dead end street. I sat there s



19. Far From Any Road - From The HBO Series True Detective / Soundtrack Lyrics

Far From Any Road - From The HBO Series True Detective / Soundtrack Lyrics

From the dusty mesa her looming shadow grows Hidden in the branches of the poison creosote She twines her spines up slowly towards the boiling sun And when I touched her skin, my fingers ran with bloo



20. Down in the Valley of Hollow Logs Lyrics

Down in the Valley of Hollow Logs Lyrics

down in the valley of hollow logs two lovers lay in the weeds safe in the net of their sweaty arms safe from the wind in the trees my love, said the boy, you're the clear blue sky you're the air I gu