Shepherd Boy

03:28
Andy Livingston
2012
Andy Livingston

Story

I still remember when Matthew Shepherd was killed. I remembered thinking, “There are people who would kill me without even knowing that my name is Andy. They wouldn’t even care that my name is Andy. They didn’t care that his was Matthew.”

Lyrics

If you run into my dreams
tell them I’m still waiting
on my knees, on my knees
but they may take a while,
so if you have the time
come and see
come and see
come and see
 
Oh, shepherd boy, do you hear them now?
the bells are softly calling,
you won’t have to wait much longer to go home
because the devil crochets blankets
out of barbed-wire fences
if you listen you will hear he’s still breathing
 
Tie them up one by one until they’ve
all had their fun, and he’ll be one of these
if he won’t take a wife, set him straight with a knife
and we’ll pray
and we’ll pray
and we’ll pray
 
did I cross the avalanche
to wind up drowning in the mudslide
 
Oh, shepherd boy
they are dancing now
in sick celebration of
a scarecrow getting laid
by two boys in Wyoming
well they’re faking it
they’re taking now
from Dido’s dowry
if you listen you will hear
what they’re saying
 
One got away
I got away
 
So if you saw the same in me, then
Daphne wouldn’t be a tree
and if you’re looking for your sheep
you’ll find him on the
h i l l s i d e

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