Fleet Foxes – Third of May / Ōdaigahara Lyrics

Third of May / Ōdaigahara by Fleet Foxes
Album : Crack-Up
Released : 2017
Genre : Folk

Light ended the night, but the song remained
And I was hiding by the stair, half here, half there, past the lashing rain
And as the sky[e] would petal white
Old innocent lies came to mind
As we stood, congregated, at the firing line

Night ended the fight, but the song remained
And so I headed to the wall, turned tail to call to the new domain
As if in the sight of sea, you’re suddenly free, but it’s all the same…
Oh, but I can hear you, loud in the center
Aren’t we made to be crowded together, like leaves?

Was I too slow?
Did you change overnight?
Second son, on the other line…

Now, back in our town as a castaway
I’m reminded of the time it all fell in line, on the third of May
As if it were designed, painted in sand to be washed away
Oh, but I can hear you, loud in the center
Aren’t we made to be crowded together, like leaves?

Was I too slow?
Did I change overnight?
Second son, for the second time…

Can I be light and free?
If I lead you through the fury will you call to me?
And is all that I might owe you carved on ivory?

But all will fade. All I say. All I needed
As a flash in the eye, I wouldn’t deny, all receded

Life unfolds in pools of gold
I am only owed this shape if I make a line to hold
To be held within one’s self is deathlike, oh I know

But all will be, for mine and me, as we make it
And the size of the fray, can’t take it away, they won’t make it

I was a fool
Crime after crime to confess to
But I hold the fleet angel, she’ll bless you
Hold fast to the wing. Hold fast to the wing

● Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up (Album 2017)
01. I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar
02. Cassius, –
03. – Naiads, Cassadies
04. Kept Woman
05. Third of May / Ōdaigahara
06. If You Need To, Keep Time on Me
07. Mearcstapa
08. On Another Ocean (January / June)
09. Fool’s Errand
10. I Should See Memphis
11. Crack-Up

○ Listen to “Fleet Foxes” Songs

● “White Winter Hymnal  ”

[ Quotable ]
And I turned ’round and there you go
And, Michael, you would fall
And turn the white snow
Red as strawberries in the summertime

● “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song ”

[ Quotable ]
Through the forest down to your grave
Where the birds wait, and the tall grasses wave
They do not know you anymore, more, more, more

● “Blue Ridge Mountains ”

[ Quotable ]
You’re ever welcome with me any time you like
Let’s drive to the country side, leave behind some green-eyed look-a-likes
So no one gets worried, no

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