Woodpecker

The Handsome Family  Buy

FAVORITE (1 fan)

The Handsome Family

The Handsome Family is an alternative country band, formed in Chicago, Illinois. more »


Year:
2013
100 Views

 The easy, fast & fun way to learn how to sing: 30DaySinger.com

Lovely Mary Sweeney, the famous window smasher
Was just a quiet school marm from Lacrosse, Wisconsin
She took a pinch of cocaine but only for her nerves
Laudanum for trembling hands, a little bottle in her purse
She was a woodpecker, she couldn't help but see
All the things that hide inside all the pretty trees

At dusk she took a train, just a hammer in her bag
She went from town to town, smashing every pane of glass
Storefronts, mirrors, windshields shattered in the night
A hammer through a window's gleam filled the air with light
She was a woodpecker, she couldn't help but free
All the things that hide inside all the pretty trees

In the state asylum, the windows caged in bars
They soaked her in an ice-cold bath till she was seeing stars
Wrapped up in her straitjacket her mind still hammered on
Till the glass inside her smashed and she flew off into the trees
She was a woodpecker, she couldn't help but see
All the things that hide inside all the pretty trees

 The easy, fast & fun way to learn how to sing: 30DaySinger.com

Written by: BRETT SPARKS, RENNIE S SPARKS

Lyrics © MUSIC OF VIRTUAL

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Woodpecker Lyrics with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Woodpecker Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 6 Dec. 2019. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/29424239/The+Handsome+Family>.

Missing lyrics by The Handsome Family?

Know any other songs by The Handsome Family? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video

Woodpecker

more tracks from the album

Wilderness


Don't miss The Handsome Family's

Upcoming Events

»
The Handsome Family tracks

On Radio Right Now

Loading...

Powered by OnRad.io


Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!