One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)


This is how I tell it

O' but it's long

One Sunday morning

O' One son is gone

Against the weather dawning

Over the sea

My father said what I had become

No one should be

Outside I look lived in

Like the bones in a shrine

How am I forgiven

O' I'll give it time

This I learned without warning

Holding my brow

In time we thought I would kill him

O' but I didn't know how

I said it's your God I don't believe in

No your bible can't be true

Knocked down by the long lie

He cried I fear what waits for you

I can hear those bells

Spoken and gone

I feel relief I feel well

Now he knows he was wrong

Ring 'em cold for my father

Frozen underground

Jesus I wouldn't bother

He belongs to me now

Something sad keeps moving

So I wandered around

I fell in love with the burden

Holding me down

Bless my mind I miss

Being told how to live

What I learned without knowing

How much more I owe than I can give

This is how I tell it

O' but it's long

One Sunday morning

One son is gone

 


found on: The Whole Love

words: Jeff Tweedy

debuted/last played: performance history

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