Iron & Wine - Walking Far From Home Lyrics




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 rainclouds, 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 a 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 in song

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

Saw a white dog chase it's 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





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  1. Slim Shady

    I was walking far from home
    Where the names were not burned along the wall
    Sour building high as heaven
    But the door was so small, door was so small

    I saw rainclouds, 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, "Warn me like time, warn me like time"

    I saw sickness blooming 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
    Say, "I'm talking too loud, talking too loud"

    I saw sunlight on the water
    Saw a bird fall like a hammer from the sky
    And a woman on a 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 in song"

    Saw a car crash in the country
    Where the prayers are like weeds along the road
    I saw strangers stealing kisses
    Giving 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 and it was gone
    I saw hungry brothers waiting
    With a radio on, radio on

    I was walking far from home
    Where the names are not burned along the wall
    Saw a wet road form a circle
    And it came like a call, came like a call

    From the Lor

  2. Patrick Boehler

    does anyone know what performance this is from??

  3. werideatdusk

    Why does this not have a million views

  4. bananaknife

    This video is my absolute favorite thing about the internet.

  5. Gregory Wilder

    Why alter so much with mere motive to stretch original beauty. Ugh. Love Sam and his amazing mind, but stop catering. It's a let down.

    calakiduki

    says one loser amongst a sea of thousands and thousands who love it. stop being so boring

  6. Gregory Wilder

    Geez. Not a cohesive power house in this live.

  7. Tommy Traina

    Lol always find this shit when tryna find broadside

  8. Ryan Smith

    So perfect. What a song.

  9. nedthetoothpick

    Brilliant song.
    @nedthetoothpik

  10. Ash Willis

    Always walking far from home.

  11. Peter Smernoff

    Sam Beam.  Old-school musical genius.  We need more people like him.

  12. DanDan

    This song sounds like a prayer. Beautiful.

  13. giuseppe

    le 2 coriste un pò troppo alte -

  14. Avirup Banerjee

    amazing composition.. love the lyrics too.. (y)

  15. giuseppe

    bellissima versione live