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Hide That Scar

from Taking Up Serpents Again by Curtis Eller

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Hide That Scar
In the key of D

Johnny’s down in the basement
Cuttin’ off that angel’s wings
Rusty scissors and wood-glue
And he’s tyin’ ‘em on with wire and string

But you know…you’re never gonna hide that scar
You know…you’re never gonna hide that scar
You know…you’re never gonna hide that scar

There’s dried blood on the concrete
Feathers down in the drain
By the time they figure out what happened
It’s gonna be too late

And you know…you’re never gonna hide that scar
You know…you’re never gonna hide that scar
You know…you’re never gonna hide that scar

Well, I can see their faces when I show up at the gate
They’re gonna shake my hand
Lookin’ at me sideways like there’s
Somethin’ they can’t put their fingers on What’s wrong?
Jesus turn these glass wings into sand

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

Step back from that turnstile…
Matthew, Mark and Paul
My heart is brittle as a spider
And these ain’t my wings at all

And you know…you’re never gonna hide that scar
You know…you’re never gonna hide that scar
You know…you’re never gonna hide that scar

There’s champaigne in the gas tank
And the driver turns around so he can shake your hand
Cocaine for the children so they can stay up every night
And watch the band…oh man
Jesus, take me up there if you can
Somebody turn these glass wings into sand

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from Taking Up Serpents Again, released October 23, 2004
Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead Vocal
Joseph "Joebass" DeJarnett: Upright Bass
Chris Moore: Drums
Marilee Eitner: Accordion & Harmony Vocal
Liisa Yonker: Harmony Vocal

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Curtis Eller Durham, North Carolina

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer who's songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller has developed a devoted international following with his band, The American Circus. ... more

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