The Old Plantation


The old plantation has been abandoned
The love is gone, yeah, the love is gone
New hieroglyphics braid the columns
Kids on the M train baptize the lawns

Your floating jukebox stuck on "I'll get you"
So lost at sea, yeah, so lost at sea
You watch the rations, you man the spyglass
So far from Memphis, rivers from me

But did you ever really try
To peel away the sky?
Neither did I

The master bedroom, its shutters hanging
It's no museum, it's no museum
The fields are barren but for a bonfire
A pile of empties in the mausoleum

But did you ever really try
To peel away the sky?
Neither did I

God bless the shelter, so bruised and battered
God bless the days, yeah, god bless the days
The old plantation is like a sore now
A home for maggots, but don't turn away

Don't turn away until you try
To peel away the sky
Don't turn away until you try
To peel away the sky
 
 

found on:
Down with Wilco (The Minus 5)

words:
Scott McCaughey

debuted: April 16, 2003, The Abbey, Chicago (Wilco/Minus 5)

last performed: April 29, 2003, Bowery Ballroom, NYC (Wilco/Minus 5)

                       
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