Bright Eyes: Four Winds | Song-Factsheet


Song «Four Winds» von Bright Eyes.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 2007 03 06 (Digital), 2007 04 10 (Album)
Label: Polydor 173 043-4, Saddle Creek LBJ 103
Songwriter Conor Oberst
Produktion: Mike Mogis
Genre: Post-Millennial-Music - Indiefolk - Singer-Songwriter-Band


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Personen und Querverweise

Bright Eyes
Conor Oberst
Mike Mogis


Your class, your caste, your country, sect, your name or your tribe There's people always dying, trying to keep 'em alive There's bodies decomposing in containers tonight In an abandoned building where A squatter's made a mural of a Mexican girl With fifteen cans of spray paint and a chemical swirl She's standing in the ashes at the end of the world Four winds blowing through her hair But when great Satan's gone The whore of Babylon She just can't sustain The pressure where it's placed She caves The Bible's blind, the Torah's deaf, the Qu'ran is mute If you burned them all together, you'd get close to the truth still They're poring over Sanskrit under Ivy League moons While shadows lengthen in the sun Cast on a school of meditation built to soften the times And hold us at the center while the spiral unwinds It's knocking over fences, crossing property lines Four winds, cry until it comes And it's the sum of man Slouching towards Bethlehem A heart just can't contain All of that empty space It breaks It breaks It breaks! Well, I went back by rented Cadillac and company jet Like a newly orphaned refugee, retracing my steps All the way to Cassadaga to commune with the dead They said, "You'd better look alive" And now it's off to old Dakota where a genocide sleeps In the black hills, the badlands, the calloused east I buried my ballast, I made my peace Heard four winds leveling the pines But when great Satan's gone The whore of Babylon She just can't remain With all that outer space She breaks She breaks She caves She caves