The New Pornographers The Spirit of Giving Lyrics

The Spirit of Giving Track Listing
Digital Media 1
  • 1 The Spirit of Giving
  • 2 Joseph, Who Understood
  • 3 Arms of Mary / Looking at a Baby
  • You went looking for shelter
    In all the wrong spaces
    You grew gluttonous and famous with faces
    Nameless and blank
    Superstitiously you name them
    St. Christopher and Johanna
    St. Christopher and Johanna
    St. Christopher and Johanna

    Overcome with the holiday spirit
    Mark says the herald angels won't hear it
    And remember the wolves that you run with are wolves
    Don't forget

    They exist to give you something to regret, I'll beat them to it
    With something sadder than that brass portrait that shines through your morning din
    With something sadder than that brass portrait that shines through your morning din

    I'll give you something to be sad about
    Hey the picture really captures your mouth
    Poised to say:
    It's your turn to go down now, it's your turn to go down now
    It's your turn to go down now, it's your turn to go down now
    In the spirit of giving in

    Cloud prayer Mary come on (repeated)

    All I wanted was an answer to the secret
    Ground floor Mary come on
    Outboard Mary come on
    All I wanted was an answer to
    Your money or your life? Your money or your life?
    I was sick of America and her screaming decay
    I was in a band we were singing 'hooray' quite often
    But your momma was poor your daddy was poor
    Whatcha gonna do?
    Your mother was poor your father was poor
    Whatcha gonna do
    About it?

    Cloud prayer Mary come on (repeated)

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