Cdbaby the winterlings american son
Cdbaby the winterlings american son
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  1. Birthplace

From the album American Son

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Lyrics

Birthplace

It was a shame of a date
I can't believe you slapped me in the face
That's it, I vowed that hand would not slap me again
But you opened your door and the wind blew me in

I saw you in the birthplace
I saw you by the beds of dying men
I saw you when the storm passed
Lifting up a boy gone fatherless
And I wanted everything you did
To live inside my skin, to live inside my skin

I was a mutt, a stray
The kind of dog that runs right through the flames
For fear, to singe the darkness of my younger years
And you opened your arms and the wind blew me here

I saw you in the birthplace
Reaching out to welcome tiny beings
I saw you roam the city
Cheering grounded artists to their wings
And I wanted everything you did
To live inside my skin, to live inside my skin

It was a hard life, till I found you, my wife

Now we roam the globe
Two school kids out walking in the snow
To give, with a taxi driver waving in the distance
And we opened our arms and the world came flooding in

I saw you in the birthplace
In the shadow of the Ferris Wheel
One hand on my mother
One hand pulling down my daughter's veil
And I wanted everything you did
To live inside my skin, to live inside my skin

And we opened our arms and the world came flooding in

Lyrics Copyright Jay Thomas Wolff Bowden, 2010-2017