Black Wings Lyrics – Tom Waits

Black Wings Lyrics by Tom Waits

Well, take an eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
Just like they say in the Bible
Well, never leave a trace

Or forget a face
Of any man at the table
Any man at the table
Oh, when the moon is a cold, chiseled dagger

And it’s sharp enough to draw blood from a stone
He rides through your dreams on a coach and horses
And the fence posts in the moonlight look like bones
Well, they’ve stopped trying to hold him

With mortar, stone and chain
He broke out of every prison
Where the boots mount the staircase
The door’s flung back open

He’s not there, for he has risen
He’s not there, for he has risen
Some say he once killed a man with a guitar string
He’s been seen at the table with kings

Well, he once saved a baby from drowning
There are those that say beneath his coat, there are wings
Well, some say they fear him
Well, some say they fear him

Others admire him
Because he steals his promise
But one look in his eye
And everyone denies

Ever having met him
Ever having met him
He can turn himself into a stranger
Well, they broke a lot of canes on his hide

He was born away in a cornfield
A fever beats in his head just like a drum inside
Some say they fear him, others admire him
Because he steals his promise

But one look in his eye
Everyone denies
Ever having met him
Ever having met him

Ever having met him
Ever having met him
Ever having met him
Ever having met him
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Tom Waits Lyrics – Black Wings

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Tom Waits

Black Wings