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  1. The Cape

From the album El Camino Real

Lyrics

The Cape
He’s eight years old with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his neck
He climbed up on the garage
He’s figurin' what the heck
Screwed his courage up so tight
That he whole thing came unwound
He got a runnin' start and bless his heart
He headed for the ground

Yeah he's one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath
And always trust your cape
Trust your cape

Well he’s all grown up with a flour sack cape
Tied around his dreams
And he’s full of grit and vinegar
And he’s bustin' at the seams
So He licked his finger and he checked the wind
And said It’s gonna be do or die
He weren’t scared of nothin' y’all
He’s pretty sure he could fly

Yeah, he's one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath
And always trust your cape
Yeah, he's one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath
And always trust your cape
Trust your cape

Well, he’s old and grey with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his head
He's still jumpin' off the garage
And will be till he's dead
All these years the people said
He's actin' like a kid
He did not know he could not fly
So he did

Yeah, he's one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath
And always trust your cape

Yeah, he's one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath
And always trust your cape

Spread your arms and hold your breath
And always, yeah always trust your cape
Trust your cape
Guy Clark / Jim Janosky / Susanna Wallis Clark
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