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Band Of Horses – Barrel House lyrics
[Verse 1]
Shifting the chair on the porch
For a better position to enjoy the warmth
Of the sun to keep warm

And working the needle and twine
Lost in the furthest recess of the mind
It is calm, there is peace
A cat on his lap and a dog at her feet

But oh, the heart of a man
The secrets they bury within
And oh, the causes that force his poor hand
Lead to be misled thus the deceivin' hand

[Verse 2]
And it's a night among easily described
Misunderstanding our thoughts by and by
I'm barely here, if even at all

A fear of the misunderstood
Invites the violence right in chasin' off all the good
We'd brought all on ourselves
Led astray by the words of somebody else

And oh, the life of a man
His head above the water and pushed under again
And oh, I've seen it one too many times
It's a test of the spirit versus the health of the mind

Oh, bring relief to him now and the people he loves
Oh, I know the feel of the feeling but not what it's called

Oh, the will of a man
And all his well meaning intent
And oh, the thought of it all
As far as we've come we're still further to go

[Bridge 2]
Oh, all the years we lost they mean nothing at all
Oh, liftin' the spirit impression of a son
Oh, bring some peace to his heart and a wonderin' thought
Oh oh oh, bring some peace to this world and keep passin' it on


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