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Snow Owl
KCHzY

Album

Full Force Galesburg

Released

1997

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:17

Previous Track

"New Britain"

Next Track

"West Country Dream"

Snow Owl is the second song on the album Full Force Galesburg.

LyricsEdit

You came down from heaven to the branch outside my window
Your feathers were the color of snow
The dice were loaded against us ever seeing each other
But one of us had nowhere else to go

In your eyes were all the colors that the rainbow forgot
Your wingspan was three feet wide or better
With your voice practicing notes from time's own beginning
You took apart the alphabet letter by letter
And here, where it all stops for good
Where the cool waters run
Thought I saw a mouse kicking in your beak
It was only a skeleton

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "honest answer is that the first review of FFG was highly negative and singled out "Snow Owl" for special derision" --John on Twitter, 2015-09-18, explaining why the song was never performed live

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

Live Shows this Song Was Played atEdit


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