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    "The Cape" Lyrics

    Jerry Jeff Walker

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    Guy Clark

    Well he's eight years old he's got a flour sack cape
    tied all around his neck
    He's climbing up on top the garage figurin' what the heck
    He screws his courage up so darn tight, that the whole thing come unwound
    He got a runnin' start and bless his heart, he headed for the ground

    'Cause he's one of those who knows his life
    Is just a leap of faith
    Gotta' spread your arms and hold your breath
    And always trust your cape

    Well he's all grown up, he's got a flour sack cape,
    tied all around his dream
    He's full of piss and vinegar, ah, he's bustin' at the seams
    He licks his finger and checks the wind, it's gonna be do or die
    He wasn't scared of nothin', boys, he was pretty sure he could fly


    Now he's old and grey with a flour sack cape, tied all around his head
    And he's still jumpin' off the garage and will be til he's dead
    All these years the people said the fool was actin' like a kid
    And since he didn't know he couldn't fly, well of course he did

    This song was submitted on March 9th, 2011 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Guy Clark, Jim Janosky, Susanna Wallis Clark.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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