Oberst, Conor - Eagle On A Pole Lyrics




Saw an eagle on a pole
I think it was an eagle
Watched its shadow fly across the cement

I woke up in the snow
All the trees were crowds of people
No coat, no shoes, no idea where they went

I followed the fence-line thin
Back where the yard begins
My woman, she stood crying like a man

So, where have you been?
Where have you been?
I thought you said that all of that was done
El cielo es azul, just don't go telling everyone

Thought the kettle was a train
Thought that Monday was a door frame
I tried so hard to finally settle down

Heard the fire pop and snap
Like a tack piano rag
I never could get used to happy sounds

Yeah, I hope the world's exposed
A cruel and elaborate hoax
That convinces me to walk without a cane

But what can you do?
What can you do?
I always heard that what is done is done
El cielo es azul, just don't go telling everyone

The past don't ever quit
Those boxes in the attic
Baby shoes and taxidermy dreams

While the ashes of the dead
Like a dandelion head
Explode and then are scattered by the breeze

And it's such a long way back
To all the fun I had
When nothing ever seemed to bother me

But what can you do, child?
What can you do?
Sleep 'neath the stars and toil in the sun
El cielo es azul, just don't go telling everyone
El cielo es azul, just don't go telling everyone





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Oberst, Conor Eagle On A Pole Comments
  1. Sarah Z

    I love you conor. Thank you 🙏

  2. marianne hassett

    my woman stood crying like a man

  3. Kathleen Leydig

    This album is very good and it's one of my personal faves

  4. greened6

    This song kills it.

  5. burntbybrighteyes

    el cielo es azul

  6. ANeonTiger

    @ratherpuzzling That line refers to Mars. Until recently, many haven't known that Mars has a blue sky much like Earth's.(/watch?v=jZed2pjl8y4).

  7. ratherpuzzling

    The sky is blue, don't go telling everyone.

  8. BlackOhioSky

    I am obsessed by this song.

  9. David Poole

    @TheGreatDissolve not literally but conceptually he can be rite