Dragon's Song Lyrics (rough)

jamestlacy about 9 years ago

I am hooked on this song right now, so i tried my best to figure out the lyrics.  Here they are, lemme know corrections please.  I will also post my interpretation on how to play the song on gutiar in a little bit.

Make your way to the beat of the drum
Make your way to the beat of the drum
pray this day maybe best as one
Make your way to the beat of the drum

hold me tight in the light of the running sun
oh oh oh
your running sun
oh oh oh
your running this on, my love
Yeah

make your way to the crack of the guns
up through the heat of the running suns

treetops sway as drape toward the wind and the rain
oh oh oh
its whats the earth can contain
oh oh oh
can we take the best as one

mandrakes clap as we gather in haze
and let the sun burn through to the ancient debates
you are half my heart set apart to the end of the day
oh oh oh oh

Riff twice, then Solo

Make our way to the beat of the drum
pray this day maybe best as one

Ill always race to the place of the dragon's song
oh oh oh
they draging this on
oh oh oh
they dragin this on my love

mandrakes clap as we gather in haze
and let the sun burn through to the ancient debates
you are half my heart set apart to the end of the day
oh oh oh oh

Riff once, End

jamestlacy about 9 years ago

Here is the tab/chord type deal that i made, its somewhat accurate, not perfect, but fun to mess around with.

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Dragon's Song - Blitzen Trapper
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Tuning: Standard

Intro riffs while playing a F#m chord
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----2-4-4-2-4---------2-4---------2-4-4-3-2-------------------|
E|---5-----------------5-----------5-----------5-2-0-1-2---------|

F#m
Make your way to the beat of the drum
F#m
Make your way to the beat of the drum
F#m
pray this day maybe best as one
F#m
Make your way to the beat of the drum

E       D            A            C#m
hold me tight in the light of the running sun
Bm
oh oh oh
E
your running sun
Bm
oh oh oh
E                 D A D A E
your running this on, my love
Yeah

make your way to the crack of the guns
up through the heat of the running suns

treetops sway as drape toward the wind and the rain
oh oh oh
its whats the earth can contain
oh oh oh
can we take the best as one

mandrakes clap as we gather in haze
and let the sun burn through to the ancient debates
you are half my heart set apart to the end of the day
oh oh oh oh

RIFF
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-2-1---------1----------------------|
D|-----4-2---4---4-2-----------2------|
A|-------------------4-2-0-2-4---2----|
E|------------------------------------|

Riff twice, then Solo

Make our way to the beat of the drum
pray this day maybe best as one

Ill always race to the place of the dragon's song
oh oh oh
they draging this on
oh oh oh
they dragin this on my love

mandrakes clap as we gather in haze
and let the sun burn through to the ancient debates
you are half my heart set apart to the end of the day
oh oh oh oh

End RIFF
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-2-1---------1-----------------------|
D|-----4-2---4---4-2-----------4-3----|
A|-------------------4-2-0-2-4--------|
E|-------------------------------------|

thingmaker about 9 years ago

This is a great song. I am really digging this new album, some ofthe material is challenging I love how these guys keep you on your toes. They're like Dylan in that you never really know what to expect, you only know that it will be great. I hope everyone is trying to spread the word.

Here is an alternate take on the lyrics, I have made some slight changes to some of the phrases. I've put question marks next to words I am not certain about. It would be nice if Marty or someone in the band would clear this up.

Make your way to the beat of the drum
Make your way to the beat of the drum
pray this day may be blessed as one
Make your way to the beat of the drum

Hold me tight in the light of the running sun
oh oh oh
the running sun
oh oh oh
the running sun, my love
Yeah

make your way to the crack of the guns
up through the heat of the running suns

Treetops sway as they pray for the wind and the rain
Whoah oh oh
just what the earth can contain
whoah oh oh
can we take the blessed as one

Hands raised high trough the gathering haze

and let the sun burn through to the ancient today's(?)

you are half my heart set apart to the end of the age

oh oh oh oh

Riff twice, then Solo

Make your way to the beat of the drum
pray this day may be blessed as one

High winds race to the place of the dragon's song
oh oh oh
the dragon Song                                                   

oh oh oh
the dragon song, my love

Hands raised high through the gathering haze
 let the sun burn through to the ancient today's(?)

you are half my heart set apart to the end of the age

oh oh oh oh

jamestlacy about 9 years ago

Those updated lyrics defintely make a little more sense.  Thanks.

otisarungus about 9 years ago

The Man Who Would Speak True

I had a lover her name was grace
She found me down in a lonely place
She dug me out with an old jaw bone
She dressed me up for to take me home

She fed me words that I could not taste
For I had no tongue it had been replaced
By a green and a growing fly which grew
And I knew if I ever spoke I would speak true

We lived together in an old hotel
A broke down palace with a wishing well
The neighbor girl taught me spell
And how to steal what I could not sell

But I fed my tongue on the devil’s rung
In a roadhouse run by a godless bum
On a drunken night with a stolen gun
I shot my lover as she made to run

The judge said son what you done
And I didn’t speak a word no I didn’t speak one
And the judge sent me away
And they buried my Grace here the very next day

They sent me out on the midnight train
in the rain rolling down through the dusty plane
Four men sitting with an old shotgun
Silver stars pinned on everyone

They busted my mouth for to get at my tongue
to see just how this had all begun
So they opened my mouth like a dragon’s breath
I only spoke truth but it only brought death
And I  laid those boys to rest
For a truth in truth is a terrible jest

For there ain’t no road but the road to home
And there ain’t no crops but the ones you’ve sown
And if you learn one thing from me
You better guide your tongue like your enemy

I came to ground in a one horse town
On the western rim where the sun goes down
Where a branded man might start again
For to right his wrong, for to lose his sin

My tongue kept growing it would not cease
I grew quite weary couldn’t get no release
So I went to the magistrate and turned myself in
Picked up a shovel and he made the grin
And he buried me by the sea
Now the birds of the air made a mess on me

otisarungus about 9 years ago

Below the Hurricane

Hey babe don’t you know its all the same
Hey babe don’t’ you know its all the same
Heaven is right below the hurricane
Heaven is right below yeah

Touching down I see the light
Taxi drive through rainy nights
A finger right on window pane
That heaven is in a hurricane

Hey babe don’t you know its all the same
Heaven is right below the hurricane
And hell’s contained in every single flame
But heaven’s right below yeah

Driving up through trees so bare
I know you’re hear but I don’t know where
The world is wide and waiting there
Stop to rest at river’s edge
The cigarette is burning red
And if hell’s in every single flame
Then heaven’s in a hurricane

Break

Drums/Bass Enter

She said I think I’m still
Asleep at the wheel
You can say anything you want

I says your eyes could seal
The things that you steal
From the man who has let you down

Harmonica Break

She said I tossed and I turned
In dreams I discern
Certain shapes coming through the trees

I said your eyes may believe
But your heart will deceive
Let us run while we’re young and free

Outro back into 12 string begining

otisarungus about 9 years ago

Laughing Lover

Crucify the blinding sky for life
Love’s lovers like a lightning rod
Howling wind has been hurting my head
Dead dreamers in a burning car

Your mind is a diamond blue and green
Shining on through your eyes like falling leaves
When you open your mouth a swarm of bees will appear
My dear still clear have no fear

For you know just what they call you here
You’re the laughing lover covered in tears

Steal away the sun but when it starts
Starts simple with a women’s voice
Wisdom lingers on the fingers of a fortress like a lazy ghost

Your mind is a dragon, a dying bird
That could circle the flame, sing words unheard
When your death like a breath is a wind
And your lover appears

My dear
Its clear
Have no fear
For you know just what they call you hear
You’re the laughing lover covered in tears

Sanctify the blinding sky for life
Leaves wonders out of bits of clay
Howling wind has been hurting my head
Breaking bread but in a gentle way

Your mind is a diamond blue and green
Shining up through your eyes like falling leaves
If you open your mouth a swarm of bees will appear

My dear
Its clear
Have no fear
For you know just what they call you hear
You’re the laughing lover covered in tears

otisarungus about 9 years ago

The Tree

When your love rains down
Just like diamonds all around
Strange and changing sound
Transformation in the ground
Great and winding tree
Splits the earth from sea to sea

And my lover comes to me
Bids me follow endlessly
As she laughs and starts to climb
Through the branches and the vines
Through the tangle of our minds
For this tree you see it grows, never ending

When your love flows free
Just the way its meant to be
All these chains that bind
I find I quickly leave behind
And all the earth below
Seems a thin and fleeting snow

And my father I can see
Is further up upon the tree
And his beard is made of bees
Dancing wildly in the leaves
And my lover says to me
You must be blind if you’re to see
Must walk behind if you’re to lead
You must be the soil to the seed, never ending

For I feel the years like distant gears
May turn and come to rest
Where they dwell within my chest
Let me spirit coalesce
Yes and death is dressed in colors blessed
A mystery I confess I cannot see

When your love rains down
the sound of singing so profound
Fills the ground so deep
Like a weeping mother sleep

As a baby’s breath
Whispers death so none can hear
And I pass the ancient sear
Entering the atmosphere
In a tree that never ends
With my lover and our friends
Entering the black of space
We replace the stars that shine, never ending

Teresa about 9 years ago

I'm pretty sure the lyric for The Tree is:

You must be blind if you’re to see
Must walk behind if you’re to lead
You must be the soil to the seed, never ending

I think the verse you're not sure about for Laughing Lover is:

Your mind is a dragon, a dying bird
That could circle the flame, sing words unheard
When your death like a breath is a wind
And your lover appears.

Does that sound like it might work?

Sunshine about 9 years ago

I think the second verse in man who would speak true is actually

She fed me words that I could not taste
For I had no tongue it had been replaced
By a green and a growing flower which grew
And I knew if I ever spoke I would speak true

thingmaker about 9 years ago

Corrections to The Man who Would Speak True. The first version on here was pretty good, I have changed a few words and made some grammatical changes. I was so glad not to see the "Jar Bow" that I see elsewhere.

The Man Who Would Speak True

I had a lover her name was Grace
She found me down in a lonely place
She dug me out with an old jaw bone
And she dressed me up for to take me home

She fed me words that I could not taste
For I had no tongue it had been replaced
By a green and a growing flower which grew
And I knew if I ever spoke I would speak true

We lived together in an old hotel
A broke down palace with a wishing well
The neighbor girl taught me how to spell
And how to steal what I could not sell

But I fed my tongue on the devil’s rum
In a roadhouse run by a godless bum
On a drunken night with a stolen gun
I shot my lover as she made to run

The judge said son what've you done
But I didn’t speak a word, no I didn’t speak one
And the judge sent me away
And they buried my Grace, yeah the very next day

They sent me out on a midnight train
in the rain rolling down through the dusty plane
Four men sitting with an old shotgun
Silver stars pinned on everyone

They busted my mouth for to get at my tongue
to see just how this had all begun
So I opened my mouth like a dragon’s breath
I only spoke truth but it only brought death
And I  laid those boys to rest
For the truth in truth is a terrible jest

For there ain’t no road but the road to home
And there ain’t no crops but the ones you’ve sown
And if you learn one thing from me
You better guide your tongue like your enemy

I came to ground in a one horse town
On the western rim where the sun go down
Where a branded man might start again
For to right his wrongs, for to lose his sin

But my tongue kept growing it would not cease
I grew quite weary couldn’t get no release
So I went to the magistrate and turned myself in
Picked up a shovel and he made the grin
And they planted me by the sea
Now the birds of the air make nests on me

thingmaker about 9 years ago

I guess since this is the Lyrics thread here is my take on the "Evening Star". This is my favorite track on this album for the moment. This song is such a Dylanesque tradgedy, that I can;t help but to listen to it over and over.

 

You're a broken-hearted party girl.

Skirts on fire your hair is uncurled

Your dancing days are at an end

Yeah you got no one to call your friend

All you got left is a sillhouette

An empty bed, and a cheap Corvette

You're a long way from your sweet sixteen

You need some stone-washed jeans and a time machine

To take you back, to that railroad track

Where you first took flight in the morning light

So take me back, to that first romance

Where you made your stand, you were hand in hand

With the black-eyed angel of the evening star

When you came to the city in your cheap purfume

And your rented room, but you grew up soon

Always dressed like a killer in the afternoon

Sipping warm champagne from a silver spoon

In the night you would travel in your lovers car

with your jewels so bright, like a shooting star

But your nightmares must have caught up with you

And all the pills and the prophets couldn't get you through

To take you back, to that railroad track

Where you first took flight in the morning light

So take me back, to that first romance

Where you made your stand, you were hand in hand

With the black-eyed angel of the evening star

So take me back, oooohoooooh

You were found on the ground in a lonely town

At the end of the world in a dressing gown

Your hair was on fire, your shoes were misplaced

On your face was a trace of a distant place

It's a long way home, back to Witchita

Where they put you back together, fill your head with straw

Now all you got left is a silhouette, a cheap Corvette

But girl you aint dead yet

So take me back, to that railroad track

Where you first took flight in the morning light

Take me back, to that first romance

Where you made your stand, you were hand in hand

With the black eyed-angel of the evening star

With the black eyed angel of the evening star

With the black eyed angel of the evening star

Teresa about 9 years ago

thingmaker - I think this part is wrong:

For there ain’t no road but the road to home
And there ain’t no crops but the ones you’ve sown
And if you learn one thing from me
You better guide your tongue like your enemy

I think it's "You better guard your tongue like your enemy"

otisarungus about 9 years ago

I agree with all the corrections, I'll try to edit those posts in a bit. I did them pretty quickly, just typing as fast as I could while the song was playing. Here is Heaven and Earth with the chords for guitar. The chord placement isn't perfect but the chords should be. I figured this out a while ago when the song was first released.

 

Heaven and Earth

Dm
Dm/B
Heaven and earth are mine says I x4

(C.)Over the (F)western (Am)world, (G)shadows (Dm)fall
Under the (F)kind and (Am)dying trees we (G)call
(Dm)Together still to (C.)feel the (F)breeze
To (Dm)shatter all (C.)these waking (F)dreams we’ve (G)told ourselves
(Dm) to (C.)keep us (F)free and (G)clean

Heaven and earth are mine says I x4

2 bars then

Heaven and earth are mine says I

(C.)There is a (F)love that (Am)sleeps (G)inside
The (Dm)canyons of our (F)deepest (Am)dreaming (G)lives
A (Dm)shelter that (C.)cannot be (F)lost
A (Dm)name that is so (C.)deep and so (F)far (G)across
I know (Dm)you yeah do (C.)you know (F)me?
Your (Dm)life is like a (C.)bolt of (F)lightning (G)see
(Dm)Across the (C.)sky so (F)high and (G)clean

Heaven and earth are mine says I x4

Interlude

Over the western world….
(same as first verse until the last line)

thingmaker about 9 years ago

That is what I get for using copy and paste

Regan Roberts about 9 years ago

I'm pretty sure the lyric in Heaven and Earth is "To shatter all these waking dreams we’ve told ourselves..."

=)

otisarungus about 9 years ago

Fixed. I'm fucking all kinds of stuff up in here. lol

cplayer2 almost 9 years ago

what about the chords to evening star?  is it in the key of E or A?

otisarungus almost 9 years ago

I think the verse is in C

Chorus goes

(Dm) To take you back to the (G) railroad track

Where you (C) first took flight in the (F) morning (Bflat?) light

So (Dm) take me back to that (G) first romance

where you (C) made your stand, you were (F)hand in (Bflat) hand

with the (G) black eyed (C) angel of the (Eflat) evening star

 

That was just a couple mins. I'll try to work on it later.

cplayer2 almost 9 years ago

thank you otisarungus!!  the chorus sounds about right...but whats your take on the verse?  i'm having probs getting it to sound right!  let me know what you think once you have a chance to play it.....

cheers!!!

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marty almost 9 years ago

Great work here people, there's lots of words and chords going on. I don't want to rob anyone of the growth opportunity implicit in working out a song by ear, but here's a clue concerning Evening Star: there's different sorts of Gs and Cs, not very exotic ones. And the chorus and verse use the same chord set I think.

Somebody on one of those tab sites has figured out all the chords to Destroyer of the Void. Very very impressive, that's a pretzel of a song.

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