Buffalo 

©1998 Andrew Calhoun, recorded on Where Blue Meets Blue. 

Mama was a wizard 
Her howls shouted down by snow 
She bore me walking naked through a blizzard 
And hitch-hiked home on a buffalo 
Daddy was a gunman 
Shot the armadillo in the neck 
Took my brother and sister with him 
Through the shadow of a valley of a car-wreck 
Have no shame 
Teardrops wash away in rain 
Keep your silence like the snow 
Falling on a buffalo 

Grand-dad carved a hill in wood 
In the shadow of the mountain 
Stayed out longer than he should 
With a quill to sketch the morning 
Grandma made a casserole 
Of rice and corn and bits of bacon 
Shook our sheets out in the morning 
That blew the way her heart was taken 
Have no shame 
Teardrops wash away in rain 
Keep your silence like the snow 
Falling on a buffalo 

Broken down upon my path 
I surrender, I surrender 
I never saw the grass grow tall 
Enough to hide my worn suspenders 
I'll be naked in the morning 
I'll be crying out for you 
From the sunlit side of lookout mountain 
Nipping through the shadows too 
And I'll walk like mother on my path 
Seek my sister from the clay 
Come to call my father brother 
Show my son the same old way 
Oh Grandfather, hear me howling 
From a hill you carved in tree 
Here's your purpose, long forgotten 
Where your name's a memory 
Here's my shadow on that mountain 
Full of Grandma's recipe 
Rice and corn and bits of bacon 
Hungry hearts, come sup with me 
Have no shame 
Teardrops wash away in rain 
Keep your silence like the snow 
Falling on a buffalo

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