Iron & Wine - Pagan Angel And A Borrowed Car Lyrics




Love was a promise made of smoke
In a frozen copse of trees
A bone cold and older than our bodies
Slowly floating in the sea
Every morning there were planes
The shiny blades of pagan angels in our father's skies
Every evening I would watch her hold the pillow
Tight against her hollows, her unholy child
I was still a beggar shaking out my stolen coat
Among the angry cemetery leaves
When they caught the king beneath the borrowed car
Righteous, drunk, and fumbling for the royal keys

Love was a father's flag and sung like a shank
In a cake on our leather boots
A beautiful feather floating down
To where the birds had shit on empty chapel pews
Every morning we found one more machine
To mock our ever waning patience at the well
Every evening she'd descend the mountain stealing socks
And singing something good where all the horses fell
Like a snake within the wilted garden wall
I'd hint to her every possibility
While with his gun the pagan angel rose to say
"My love is one made to break every bended knee"





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Iron & Wine Pagan Angel And A Borrowed Car Comments
  1. Danny Whittingham

    I had never heard if these at all until tonight when a vid if them covering The Bunnymens, Bring on the Dancing Horses appeared on my feed.....brilliant.....social media mostly suxks but YouTube truly can inform....

  2. Evan Bookout

    I listened to this from the other room and I couldn’t hear the bass, so it sounded like the 7 was actually playing under the 1.

    Edit: it sounded very epic

  3. Clownscum

    underrated iron and wine song

    tnightwolf

    My all-time favorite for sure!

  4. awdx sad

    Love was a promise made of smoke
    In a frozen copse of trees
    A bone cold and older than our bodies
    Slowly floating in the sea
    Every morning there were planes
    The shiny blades of pagan angels in our father's skies
    Every evening I would watch her hold the pillow
    Tight against her hollows, her unholy child
    I was still a beggar shaking out my stolen coat
    Among the angry cemetery leaves
    When they caught the king beneath the borrowed car
    Righteous, drunk, and fumbling for the royal keys
    Love was a father's flag and sung like a shank
    In a cake on our leather boots
    A beautiful feather floating down
    To where the birds had shit on empty chapel pews
    Every morning we found one more machine
    To mock our ever waning patience at the well
    Every evening she'd descend the mountain stealing socks
    And singing something good where all the horses fell
    Like a snake within the wilted garden wall
    I'd hint to her every possibility
    While with his gun the pagan angel rose to say,
    "My love is one made to break every bended knee"

  5. Dak Lamerbusch

    Probably my favorite "Iron and Wine" song, but this whole album is just incredible. They prove that there is still great post-2000 music, but it's just shamefully ignored.

    Vertigo

    It might be my favourite as well ! I am quite surprise by the low amount of views and likes.
    The new album is great !

    Nicole O'Connor

    Dak Lamerbusch agree! Saw them live yesterday and I'm still so happy I ca t stop listening! They sang this