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Iron & Wine Lyrics

*  The Specter Of Jasper County



The girl down the street saw my ghost on the road
But I sailed the backyard asleep in my boat
Both paddles broken, no sail for the wind
A bathtub, a bottle, to drown myself in

And she ran through the town like the end was upon us
Screaming like birds above angry high seas
The newspaper boys pulled a high-dollar favor
And my drunk brother sang of where they could find me

The girl told the preacher her vision of doom
He petted the Book said, �It�s slightly too soon�
A flashbulb, a nudge and I left my best dream
And rose like the specter of Jasper County


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