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  1. The Giant of Illinois - The Handsome Family

    The giant of Illinois
    Died from a blister on his toe
    After walking all day through the first winter’s snow

    Throwing bits of stale bread to the last speckled doves
    He never even felt his shoe full of blood

    Delirious with pain, his bedroom walls began to glow
    And he felt himself soaring up through falling snow
    And the sky was a woman’s arms
    The sky was a woman’s arms

    A boy with a club foot
    Had sat next to him in school
    Once upon a summer’s day they went wandering through the woods

    They spotted a sleeping swan
    On the banks of a muddy stream
    And they stormed it with rocks till it collapsed in the reeds

    They lay out on a green lawn full of chocolate and lemonade
    But under the blue bowl the giant was afraid
    Because the sky was a woman’s arms
    The sky was a woman’s arms

     
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