“I was walking far from home
where the names were not burned along the wall
saw a building high as heaven
but the door was so small, door was so small

I saw rain clouds, little babies
and a bridge that had tumbled to the ground
I saw sinners making music
and I dreamt of that sound, dreamt of that sound

I was walking far from home
but I carried your letters all the while
I saw lovers in a window
whisper “want me like time, want me like time”

I saw sickness bloom in fruit trees
I saw blood and a bit of it was mine
I saw children in a river
but their lips were still dry
lips were still dry

I was walking far from home
and I found your face mingled in the crowd
saw a boat full of believers
sail off talking too loud, talking too loud

I saw sunlight on the water
saw a bird fall like a hammer from the sky
an old woman on the speed train
she was closing her eyes, closing her eyes

I saw flowers on a hillside
and a millionaire pissing on the lawn
saw a prisoner take a pistol
and say “join me in song, join me song”

Saw a car crash in the country
where the prayers run like weeds along the road
I saw strangers stealing kisses
leaving only their clothes, only their clothes

Saw a white dog chase its tail
and a pair of hearts carved into a stone
I saw kindness and an angel
crying take me back home, take me back home

Saw a highway, saw an ocean
I saw widows in the temple to the Lord
naked dancers in the city
how they spoke for us all, spoke for us all

I saw loaded linen tables
and a motherless colt then it was gone
I saw hungry brothers waiting
with the radio on, radio on

I was walking far from home
where the names were not burned along the wall
saw a wet road form a circle
and it came like a call,
came like a call from the Lord”.


Iron & Wine, Walking far from home – 4:36
Album: Kiss each other clean (2011)

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