Oberst, Conor - Danny Callahan Lyrics




Green world, lovely chloroform
Front porch in the thunderstorm
Controlled chaos, confused energy
Stop reading the weather charts
Stop counting the playing cards
There's no system, there's no guarantees

That the love you feel and carry inside can be passed
But you try, I know you do, you still talk to your plants
Ask, how are you getting on alone

Some wander the wilderness
Some drink cosmopolitans
Some cull science, some glean astral planes
I can't tell where the canvas stops
Homesick as an astronaut
Just keep drifting, but still can't explain

How the love we feel we carry inside can be passed
See a brother in the gutter, you reach out your hand
Ask, how are you getting on alone

What guage measures miracles
And whose heartbeat's electrical
We feign sickness with our modern joy
But even Western medicine
It couldn't save Danny Callahan
Bad bone marrow, a bald little boy

But the love he feels he carries inside can be passed
He lay still, his mother kissed him goodbye
Said, come back, where are you going to alone
Where are you going all alone?





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  1. Lili Callahan

    Ayyy lmao

  2. snoopy

    Conor is a wonderful lyricists !

  3. David Callahan

    Soo my dad's name was Danny Callahan, like on his birth certif. it said Danny. He died of cancer at 46 when I was 14. WTF IS GOING ON

  4. Mike VODKA

    if a million songs that I heard during my life time? lets puts 80 of em in a category called songs I heard once on strange radio station one night, and never forgot for the rest of my life? I can spit 3 tilts out with almost no forethought, ready?conor oberst -!) danny callahan, 2)leonard Cohen EveryBody Knows,#3) Ill With Want" song by THE AVETT BROTHERS, special bonus*4)The day I died was the best day of my life-just jack

  5. DubyaC

    Green world, love the chloroform
    Front porch in the thunderstorm
    Controlled chaos, confused energy
    Stop reading the weather charts
    Stop counting the playing cards
    There's no system, there's no guarantees
    That the love you feel you carry inside can be passed
    But you try, I know you do, you still talk to your plants
    Ask "How are you getting on, alone?"
    Some wander the wilderness
    Some drink cosmopolitans
    Some cull science, some glean astral planes
    I can't tell where the canvas stops
    Homesick as an astronaut
    Just keep drifting but still can't explain
    How the love we feel we carry inside can be passed
    See a brother in the gutter you reach out your hand
    Ask, "How are you getting on, alone?"
    What gauge measures miracles?
    And whose heartbeat's electrical?
    We feign sickness with our modern joy
    But even western medicine
    It couldn't save Danny Callahan
    Bad bone marrow, a bald little boy
    But the love we feels he carries inside can be passed
    He lay still, his mother kissed him goodbye said, "Come back.
    Where are you going to alone?
    Where are you going all alone?"

  6. Re△Love∞ution

    Did you hear yourself ????

  7. Lizzygirl404

    I absolutely adore this man. I can't even fathom everything that must go on in his head....His lyrics are unstoppable.

  8. danny callahan

    sooo umm....

  9. Timmy Too Turnt Up

    said come back

  10. Biverix

    @SynesterBlack Best happy song about a little boy dying ever.

  11. Valtari

    @chmb1102 Hahah so that's what he was saying! LOL. That's so funny.

  12. Robert Rubio

    chloroform...more like boreoform lol i love conor

  13. 30degreeseverywhere

    Continued from last post: " started crying, and we just went home. It was just one of those life experiences that begs to be written about. It's partly about Danny, but it's also about whether or not you can transmit your experience of love to another person and whether that message remains intact when it arrives."

  14. 30degreeseverywhere

    Conor Oberst's explanation of this song:

    "I was walking to this liquor store and pharmacy in Nebraska with a friend of mine. Suddenly, she was like, 'Oh my God! Look at that old man sitting in that car, look at how small he is!' Of course, when we got closer we realized it was actually a little boy. It turned out he was waiting in line with his mom to get medicine, and we were there to buy vodka or something. My friend...

    Continued on next post....

  15. Amberlyn

    <3 (:

  16. boogiman007

    is this song about Mattie Stepanek ?

  17. Brandon Yunker

    poor danny callahan :(

  18. JohnnyWB

    The last verse of this song is heart wrenching

    Conor is a genius.

    JB

  19. Joel Eklund

    great song. tell me, whats the name of the album?!