Guy Clark — Cape lyrics

Eight years old with flour sack cape
Tied all around his neck
He climbed up on the garage
Figurinwhat the heck
He screwed his courage up so tight
The whole thing come unwound
He got a runninstart and bless his heart
He headed for the ground


He抯 one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold you breath
Always trust your cape

All grown up with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his dream
He抯 full of piss and vinegar
He抯 bustinat the seams
He licked his finger and checked the wind
It抯 gonna be do or die
He wasn抰 scared of nothin Boys
He was pretty sure he could fly


Old and grey with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his head
He抯 still jumpinoff the garage
And will be till he抯 dead
All these years the people said
He抯 actinlike a kid
He did not know he could not fly
So he did

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Songwriters: Clark, Guy / Janosky, Jim / Clark, Susanna Wallis
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