Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Oveido - Israel Nebeker (of Blind Pilot)

The thrill here is quicker than you'd think
The way some jet-lagged bar kept pouring the wine
From over their heads then sit back down again
Four times is once too much for luck 
That's how many times the clock struck
I wandered home, saying your name

The arches here were built 'cause they don't fall
The catedrals to make you feel small
You might find your small soul
Leave the preaching to the president
The crowd cheers, his eyes get wet
I'm full as it is, I'm full as it is
So don't feed me more

You'll be having my head, big as a birthday
'Cause I left all my doubts on the airplane
I didn't know, I didn't know I'm not in control
I didn't know, I'm not invincible

And maybe some things are better left unsaid
But if you wanted to test that, I will, yeah, I guess, I could've said
But there were nights in bars that I recall
Your breath was courage laced with alcohol
You leaned in, you said,
"Make music with the chatter in here,
And whisper all the notes in my ears."
I didn't know, I didn't know the weight of my tongue
I didn't know, I didn't know what I'd done

The lights here are softer than you'd think
The dim lit peacocks in the trees,
They're hiding their eyes and their beauty, like me
But if my eyes were on my back
I know what I'd be looking at
Through every shade of brown and green
I didn't know, I didn't know it was nothing new
I didn't know, I didn't know it was you


  1. great song! but who is Conor McKay? the writer's (and singer's) name is Israel Nebeker. and in the second verse it's "catedrals" (Spanish for "cathedrals") not cat dead drawls...that would be a very obscure lyric!

    words rock. I love them, too

  2. ha, thanks for the help. i pulled the lyrics and writer's name from a bad source, it looks like.

    really appreciate it.

  3. and also, cat dead drawls? seriously. should have read through that.

    i think it might be a better song if it was cat dead drawls, actually.

  4. I noticed a couple of other things that need correcting:)

    four times is once too much for luck (not love)

    I didn't know the weight of my tongue (not way)

    I know these things because I listen to this album a million times a week...

  5. you're shaming me for not reading through what i post- i listen to this album enough recite these lyrics and then i post them wrong...twice.

    but thanks!

  6. Conor McKay: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92181138