Bird, Andrew - Cathedral In The Dell Lyrics




The cathedral in Cologne looks like a spaceship
Like the hand of God falling from the sky
A thousand stone carved saints hang like icicles
But icicles don't take a thousand years to die

And all of us who worked on this cathedral
Or even spent a moment passing by
All of us are swept away like breadcrumbs
What comfort does it bring, soaring towers left behind
Towers left behind

Well there's a fiberglass castle in Wisconsin
Where kids race go-karts around a moat
Once we went up there in December
When all the water slides and fudge shops were closed

Looking to find love under the ice machine
But all we did was drink in empty bars
Stumbling drunk, we crawled back to our hotel room
I fell against you, felt your beating heart
I felt your beating heart

Well the snow was slowly falling on the ice machine
And the moon shone hazy through the pines
Lawn chairs are thrown into an empty pool
A dog chained to a tree, barking at the sky
Towers left behind





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  1. chrisdanforth

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD_BZ5-fLfI

  2. Alex Hopkins

    Was it the handsome family who did the original? I have no idea

    Elizabeth Kendall

    Alex Hopkins , yes he is friends with them and did it with their blessing.

    Jessey Thompson

    Yes. This whole album is Handsome Family songs.

  3. Matheus Martins

    The cathedral in Cologne looks like a spaceship
    Like the hand of God falling from the sky
    A thousand stone carved saints hang like icicles
    But icicles don't take a thousand years to die

    And all of us who worked on this cathedral
    Or even spent a moment passing by
    All of us are swept away like breadcrumbs
    What comfort does it bring, soaring towers left behind
    Towers left behind

    Well there's a fiberglass castle in Wisconsin
    Where kids race go-karts around a moat
    Once we went up there in December
    When all the water slides and fudge shops were closed

    Looking to find love under the ice machine
    But all we did was drink in empty bars
    Stumbling drunk, we crawled back to our hotel room
    I fell against you, felt your beating heart
    I felt your beating heart

    Well the snow was slowly falling on the ice machine
    And the moon shone hazy through the pines
    Lawn chairs are thrown into an empty pool
    A dog chained to a tree, barking at the sky
    Towers left behind