flightless bird, american mouth lyrics – iron & wine

i was a quick-wit boy
diving too deep for coins
all of your street light eyes
wide on my plastic toys
then when the cops closed the fair
i cut my long baby hair
stole me a dog-eared map
and called for you everywhere

have i found you?
flightless bird, jealous, weeping
or lost you?
american mouth
big pill looming

now i’m a fat house cat
nursing my sore blunt tongue
watching the warm poison rats
curl through the wide fence cracks
p*ssing on magazine photos
those fishing lures thrown in the cold and clean
blood of christ mountain stream

have i found you?
flightless bird, grounded, bleeding
or lost you?
american mouth
big pill, stuck going down

/ iron wine lyrics