Band, The - Book Faded Brown Lyrics




Another autumn night, it's getting chilly
Birds are gathering : 'round, getting ready
The moon and the sun are both so heavy, barely off the ground
He's turning the wheels of his daddy's plow
Sowing the land that's been handed down
Singing a song from a book that's faded brown.

Mary she's on the step, she's waiting
Hair is like a light from heaven
The family comes together now, believe in what they found
Grace is said at the table round
A prayer before they settle down
Side by side in a book that's faded brown.

Have you ever wondered why
There's a rainbow in the sky ?
It's all the tears that God has been crying
And it leaves the world
And it leaves the world
With a rainbow for a crown, oh.

Those that said, said they're the outsiders
Are only easy riders on a horse that's going lame
For the way of the world is upside down
They can all hold handswhen they walk through town
Side by side with a book that's faded brown.

Have you ever wondered why
There's a rainbow in the sky ?
It's all the tears that God has been crying
And it leaves the world
And it leaves the world
With a rainbow for a crown, oh.

By the way have I told you already
That his parents were buried by a tree that they loved
The way of the world is upside down
Even the flowers stood without a sound
Pressed together in a book that's faded
Pressed together in a book that's faded
Pressed together in a book that's faded brown.

Bound together in a book that's faded brown.





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  1. Collton Righem

    When you accidentally delete your prefrontal cortex

  2. Bill Fuchs

    THE BAND enough said!!!!

  3. Otto Greenleaf

    Adam Duntz(Counting Crows) reminds me of Rick Danko's singing. Good song. Cheers!

  4. John LaStrada

    What an incredible song to leave behind as your legacy.

    Proves The Band and Rick Danko -- in their later years didn't need Robbie Robertson to create beautiful music and lyrics. This song (written by Paul Jost) is among one of the very best by The Band. RIP Rick, Levon, and Richard.

    Procopio, Jr Palacios

    Robbie's songwriting and guitar work were crucial in making The Band unique. Of course, the later Band was awesome, with the other four talents having "the remedy!"

  5. 80yr0ldhands

    So good

  6. nayr497

    Wow, I love Rick's voice and today is the first day I've heard this song. Wish it had come into my life sooner, but I'll cherish is moving forward!

  7. Lynn Emrick

    A song so deep, so deep!