Scarecrow
By: Beck Hansen, John King, Mike Simpson
Written by: Beck Hansen, John King, Mike Simpson

Version Of: Scarecrow

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Lyrics:
Walking to the other side
With the devil trying to take my mind
And my soul's just a silhouette
On the ashes of a cigarette

Illusions never fake their lies
Trick cards fool the eye
Carry zeroes over 'til they add up
Bury tears in the chapters you shut
Sometimes the jail can't chain the cell
And the rain's too plain to tell
All alone by a barren well
The scarecrow's only scaring himself

I've been digging the ground
Beneath the dust and the clouds
I see miles and miles
And the junkyard piles
I wanted hope from a grave
I wanted strength from a slave
What gives you comfort now
Might be the end of you then

Crows are pulling at my clothes
The wind got my fingers froze
Standin' all day, keepin' watch
Over all the treasures we've lost
Sometimes the jail can't chain the cell
And the rain's to plain to tell
All alone by a barren well
The scarecrow's only scaring himself
Oooh ooh ooh

Scarecrow's only scaring himself
Scarecrow's only scaring himself
Scarecrow's only scaring himself
 
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Played live 44 times:
Earliest known live version: February 4, 2005
Latest known live version: July 2, 2013