Anais Mitchell – Our Lady Of The Underground Lyrics

PERSEPHONE

I don’t know about you, boys

But if you’re like me then hanging around

This old manhole is bringing you down

Six-feet-under getting under your skin

Cabin fever is a-setting in

You’re stir crazy! You’re stuck in a rut!

Or you could use a little pick-me-up

I can give you what it is you crave

A little something from the good old days

I got the wind right here in a jar

I got the rain on tap at the bar

I got the sunshine up on the shelf

Allow me to introduce myself

Brother, what’s my name?

My name is…

Our Lady of the Underground!

PERSEPHONE

Brother, what’s my name?

CROWD

Our Lady of Ways!

Our Lady of Means!

PERSEPHONE

Brother, what’s my name?

My name is…

CROWD

Our Lady of the Upside Down

PERSEPHONE

Brother what’s my name?

I’ll tell you my name…

Persephone!

Come here, brother, let me guess

It’s the little things you miss

Spring flowers, autumn leaves

Ask me, brother, and you shall receive

Or maybe these just ain’t enough

Maybe you’re looking for some stronger stuff

I got a sight for the sorest eye

When’s the last time you saw the sky?

Wipe away your tears, brother

Brother, I know how you feel

I can see you’re blinded by the sadness of it all

But look a little closer, everything will be revealed

Look a little closer, there’s a crack in the wall

You want stars? I got a skyful

Put a quarter in the slot, you’ll get an eyeful

You want the moon? I got her too

She’s right here waiting in my pay-per-view

Oh, how long’s it been?

A little moonshine ain’t no sin

One at a time, boys, straight line

What the boss don’t know, the boss won’t mind