"New Mexico's No Breeze" lyrics - IRON & WINE

"New Mexico's No Breeze"
(Sam Beam)

God gave you red light
On every green road sign
When you left Santa Fe
We were two string beans
And you were too nineteen
To be blowin' away

There were thieves in the square
Hidin' hands and hidin' prayers
And all their mumblin'
Nothing left you alone
Tangled heels and tiny vireos
Singin' something

Stuck with her pin curls
Your mama was scared of the world
It was born with a bang
I was steppin' on sea shells
By the old Mission San Miguel
When a bell tower rang

And the sky fell apart
Heard the rain, I heard your heart
And what was spoken
'Cause nothin' bends for a name
Nothin' wants to stay the same
And nothin's broken

When your friends and their friends
Pass the pipe or tie the knot
Honeymoon music played
In the drive-thru parking lot
I woke up by your bed
You were wanderin' around the yard
Window wide as a day
But the sun just hit too hard

In a home void of doors
Mama's house slowed a little more
In the evenin'
Naked boys throwin' stones
Beady eyes and desert bones
They saw you leavin'

God gave you bobwhites
And the good kind of black night
When you left Santa Fe
New Mexico's no breeze
And you were so nineteen
You were blowin' away