upward over the mountain lyrics – iron & wine

mother don’t worry, i killed the last snake that lived in the creek bed
mother don’t worry, i’ve got some money i saved for the weekend
mother remember being so stern with that girl who was with me
mother remember the blink of an eye when i breathed through your body

so may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
sons are like birds flying upwards over the mountain

mother i made it up from the bruise on the floor of this prison
mother i lost it all of the fear of the lord i was given
mother forget me now that the creek drank the cradle you sang to
mother forgive me i sold your car for the shoes that i gave you

so may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
sons can be birds taken broken up to the mountain

mother don’t worry i’ve got a coat and some friends on the corner
mother don’t worry she’s got a garden we’re it planting together
mother remember the night that the dog had her pups in the pantry
blood on the floor and the fleas in their paws
and you cried ’til the morning

so may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
sons are like birds flying always over the mountain

/ iron wine lyrics