I Was Born

from by I Am the Albatross

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They came a wandering across the Divide
To a river where they passed the time.
There, they drank their fill
Then went upon the world until
They spun along that west and wayward line...

Born of the dust, I guess
Then set upon the wilderness,
Freeborn, alone on high.
And in the alcoves and groves there
They built a home
Setting spark in the circle,
They lit the great high desert night.

O, and I am bound by place and time,
Descended of a lonely line
A broken branch, unmoored in waters wide.
Yet I hear my only name
On these hills and plains
Called out from country that surely is mine,

So lay me down
On this quiet ground
'Neath the summer storms
Where I was born

Here in the rain shadow
Here on the Old Plateau
Here at the headwaters
Here in the pines
Here where my head lays
Here in the good days
Here in my only time.

O, lay me down
On this quiet ground
'Neath the valley sun
Where I come from

I have strayed again,
Turned to face the wind
Let my heart wander
And cast my eyes low.
Bound by time and place
But I have known the days,
The windless calm
Of my remembered home,

As the night moves on
Wild, and without form
Still and warm
Where I was born

Where I come from


from Desert Archaic, released August 11, 2017



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I Am the Albatross Austin, Texas

I Am the Albatross is a band from Austin, TX. Western Psych, Desert Garage, Heavy Americana, Gothic Folk, , Rock n’ Roll.

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