Guy Clark — The 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? 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? full of piss and vinegar

He? bustinat the seams

He licked his finger and checked the wind

It? gonna be do or die

He wasn? 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? still jumpinoff the garage

And will be till he? dead

All these years the people said

He? 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
The Cape lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, BUG MUSIC