Guy Clark, Verlon Thompson The Cape cover

The Cape
by & Verlon Thompson
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Verse 1
Eight years old with flour sack cape
Tied all around his neck
He climbed up on the garage
Figurin' what the heck
He screwed his courage up so tight
The whole thing come unwound
He got a runnin' start and bless his heart
He headed for the ground
Verse 2
He's one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold you breath
Always trust your cape
Verse 3
All grown up with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his dream
He's full of piss and vinegar
He's bustin' at the seams
He licked his finger and checked the wind
It's gonna be do or die
He wasn't scared of nothin', Boys
He was pretty sure he could fly
Verse 4
He's one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold you breath
Always trust your cape
Verse 5
Old and grey with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his head
He's still jumpin' off the garage
And will be till he's dead
All these years the people said
He's actin' like a kid
He did not know he could not fly
So he did
Verse 6
He's one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold you breath
Always trust your cape

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