Iron & Wine, Calexico Southern Anthem cover

Southern Anthem
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Released
December 16, 2005
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Just like the way that you ran to wine
When they made the new milk turn
Jesus, a friend in the better times
Let your mother's bible burn
Freedom, a fever you suffered through
And the dog drank from your cup
Frozen, the river that baptized you
And the horse died standing up
Verse 2
But when a southern anthem rings
She will buckle to that sound
When that southern anthem sings
It will lay her burdens down
Verse 3
Just like the way you lost your guns
When they cut the clothesline loose
Jesus, a friend of the weaker ones
Said, 'I'm all they stole from you'
Freedom, a thistle that withered dry
Still a baby in your hands
Frozen, the ground refused to die
And the guitar rose again
Verse 4
But when that southern anthem rings
She will buckle to the sound
When that southern anthem sings
It will lay her burdens down

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