Iron & Wine - Miss Bottom Of The Hill Lyrics




So Miss Bottom of the Hill what do you want?
The sun is shinin' and your lovers always lose you in the dark
And they were all chosen to remember how the sparrows hit the window
That you closed to keep the cat out of the yard

And like your body bein' dragged behind the moon
You bring a memory of your mother like the money in your shoe
And how her penetratin' wisdom, her bulletproof religion
Always rip you like a wool off of the loom

You floated farther than you ever meant to go
And only now see you are naked when the wind began to blow
There's no advice that you've been missin'
No trespass unforgiven
Just a river with no pity for your boat

I've come to know that I was stealin' all your kisses on the evenin'
The dogs were loose and lyin' on the street
You've learned to blend into the choir
How to hold your hand in fire
And what to say instead of what you mean
But the trouble it saves for just how hard it can be

You met the women gluin' jewels onto a crown
You know men hidin' in the city and their way of bein' found
And you got nothin' on your shoulders
Still there's nothin' too much colder
Than a rubble of a house that's fallin' down

Like a baby cryin 'til it falls asleep
The autumn's over by the time you count the color of the leaves
You're paintin' buzzards on the ceilin'
Fallin' faithless at the healin'
With your friends around you wailin on their knees

And I've come to know that I was stealin' all your kisses on the evenin'
The fog had swallowed everything but us
You've learned to balance on the cable
Drink us all under the table
And who to try instead of who you trust
With a hand on your heart that threw you under the bus

So Miss Bottom of the Hill, what do you want?
The sun is shinin' and you cleaned your pretty pistol of a heart
But when you talk about tomorrow
When to beg and when to borrow
Try to hit the ground before you hear the shot

And like a fish too deep and driftin' in the sea
You've grown accustomed to the blindness lookin' up and anxiously
But there's a stone inside your pocket while you're plowin' through the market
But you know even the time it takes ain't free

I've come to know that I was stealin' all your kisses on the evenin'
The stars were barely hangin' in the sky
You've learned to eat when you're not hungry
How to laugh when nothin's funny
And what to get instead of gettin' by
But oh, how it changes with the passin' of time

You heard so many voices hidden in the wind
See all the children of the world and how its fingers reach for them
Two branches tired of their bendin'
I don't see our story endin'
Quite as clean as it was easy to begin

Like a hole that let the fox under the fence
You've got no solace and no sanctuary you can recommend
Beggin' for mercy at the bedside
We got frozen in the headlights
But our kind of mercy never made much sense

I've come to know that I was stealin' all your kisses on the evenin'
But both were disappearin' in the waves
You've learned to lead the one you follow
How to spit out what you swallow
And when to hand instead of give away
That secret of ours is one I'll take to the grave

So Miss Bottom of the Hill what do you want?
The sun is shinin' and I think you want me more often than not
But like your father in the garden
I won't finish what I started
'Til you bill me for the flowers I forgot

And like a curse too old for anyone to care
You said to meet you on the mountain cause you never make it there
And sucked your thumb along the highway
Proudly promisin' that one day
I'd miss the way we tumbled down the stairs

And I've come to know that I was stealin' all your kisses on the evenin'
The car was gently glidin' off the road
You've learned to rise above your body
How to never say you're sorry
And where to go instead of going home
With the light by the bed and all the clothes you've outgrown





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Iron & Wine Miss Bottom Of The Hill Comments
  1. Randall Johnson's Barbecue

    Miss big bottom of the hill

  2. Kikaimato

    Thank you for this <3

  3. ABrookeByTheTree

    "You've learned to lead the one you follow.." and unfortunately he'll always choose you.

  4. Jay Palmer

    This song makes me not like music.

  5. KitsChannel

    Not the first to comment but the first to like it posers....jk

  6. Sanctioned Taco

    FINALLY SOME NEW SONGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Hazel Ruiz

    T H I R D