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Beth Orton - Sugaring Season (Deluxe Edition) Magpie

Contributors

  • ISRC:USEP41227004
  • Recorded:2012 Flora - Portland, OR
  •  ©2012 Anti, Inc.
  • Vocals, Acoustic Guitar:Beth Orton
  • Piano, Harmonium, Pump Organ, Wurlitzer, Accordion:Rob Burger
  • Drums, Percussion:Brian Blade
  • Acoustic & Electric Bass:Sebastian Steinberg
  • Viola:Eyvind Kang
  • Backing Vocals:Laura Viers
  • Nashville Strung Guitar:Sam Amidon
  • Bass:Nate Query
  • Electric Guitar:Marc Ribot
  • Electric Guitar:Carl Broemel

Lyrics

Magpie, magpie
I’m sitting here watching the world go by
I wonder do you ever question why
Old crow, old crow
I’m sitting here wondering what you know
You’ve seen more of the day than I could dream

I do not know what to tell you
I do not know what to say to you
I do not know what would set you free
But it’s a hard hard fight
A hard hard fight
And I’m turning this one in
I’m turning this one in
I won’t turn back, I’ve seen the sun
I won’t turn back, not for anyone
I’ve seen the sign and I know what is mine
What a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie looks like
What a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie looks like

Blue jay, blue jay
I don’t think you mean quite what you say
I don’t think you’re the friend you claim to be
Old crow, old crow
Won’t you tell me please tell me please what you know
You’ve seen more of the world than I could dream

I do not know what to tell you
I do not know what to say to you
I do not know what would set you free
But it’s a hard hard fight
a hard hard fight
and I’m turning this one in
I’m turning this one in
I won’t turn back, I’ve seen the sun
I won’t turn back, not for anyone
I’ve seen the sign and I know I am free
What a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie looks like
What a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie looks like

Silence me and I won’t be here anymore
Silence me and I won’t be here anymore
Silence me and I won’t be here anymore
Silence me and I won’t be here anymore