Music Monday: “Lion’s Mane” by Iron & Wine

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “Lion’s Mane”
Artist: Iron & Wine
Album: The Creek Drank The Cradle (2002)

Lyrics taken from genius.com

Run like a race for family
When you hear like you’re alone
Rusted gears of morning
And faceless busy phones
We gladly run in circles
But the shape we meant to make is gone

Love is a tired symphony
You hum when you’re awake
Love is a crying baby
Mama warned you not to shake
Love is the best sensation
Hiding in the lion’s mane

So I’ll clear the road, the gravel
And the thorn bush in your path
That burns a scented oil
That I’ll drip into your bath
The water’s there to warm you
And the earth is warmer
When you laugh

Love is a scene I render
When you catch me wide awake
Love’s a dream you enter
Though I shake and shake and shake you
Love is the best endeavor
Waiting in the lion’s mane

Coming in at just under three minutes, “Lion’s Mane”, by Iron & Wine, is a short, sweet ode to love. Acoustic guitar drives the song, with layered slide guitar, banjo, and clean electric guitar tones all making appearances. Singer Sam Beam’s vocals are subdued almost to the point of a whisper, creating a cozy feeling for the listener as the song’s rhythm bobs back and forth. This is a lovely song to have in the background as the season continues its inevitable lumber toward the cold of winter.

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My vinyl copy of The Creek Drank the Cradle; released in 2002.

If you enjoyed this song, please feel free to check out the artist’s social media accounts below!

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5 thoughts on “Music Monday: “Lion’s Mane” by Iron & Wine

  1. andrewmfriday

    Great song. I’m going to check out more by this artist. I agree with your description: “Sam Beam’s vocals are subdued almost to the point of a whisper, creating a cozy feeling for the listener as the song’s rhythm bobs back and forth.” Lots of sensory details in the lyrics.

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