Ian Graham
Needles and Haystacks
Lyrics
Calm country living
Cool country air
Old waters flow on and on
Calm country living
Too calm for her
Now she's gone.

Calm country living
Cool country ways
Let you know just where you are
Calm country living
Counting the days
She's gone far.

When the warm nest's unwinding
When the early bird's flown
Into the world's open jaws
When it's needles and haystacks
And you're on your own
Clutch at straws.

Bright city living
Brisk city air
He looks for her all over town
Bright city living
But she's not there
He goes down.

Bright city living
Brisk city blues
Hurting the soles of his feet
Bright city living
Leaving no clues
To her street.

When the warm nest's unwinding
When the early bird's flown
Into the world's open jaws
When it's needles and haystacks
And you're on your own
Clutch at straws.

Calm country living
Out on a limb
Old waters flow on and on
Calm country living
Too calm for him
Now she's gone.

Calm country living
Cool country ways
Let you know just where you are
Calm country living
Counting the days
She's gone far.

When the warm nest's unwinding
When the early bird's flown
Into the world's open jaws
When it's needles and haystacks
And you're on your own
Clutch at straws.

When the warm nest's unwinding
When the early bird's flown
Into the world's open jaws
When it's needles and haystacks
And you're on your own
Clutch at straws.


Words and music © 2009 Ian Graham
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Ian Graham Copyright © 2009
Music Credits: Ian Graham Copyright © 2009
Producer Credits: Jos Nijs 2014
Publisher Credits:
Performance Credits: Routes (Ian Graham, lead vocals and guitar; Jul Cortoos, solo guitar and backing vocals).
Label Credits:
Description
Short Song Description:
The search for somebody who has left the warm nest and flown into the world's open jaws. And all because country living was too calm for her.
Metadata
Song Length: 4:36
Primary Genre: Folk-Country
Secondary Genre: -
Language: English