Stunned & Frozen

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"Stunned & Frozen"
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West cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album West
Released 1997
Format CD
Length 5:10
Label Warner Bros. Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel & Peter Buck
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel & Peter Buck
West track listing
  1. "If You Have To Ask"
  2. "Free Of Harm"
  3. "Helium"
  4. "Stunned & Frozen"
  5. "Then It Really Happens"
  6. "In Your Life"
  7. "Lower Eastside Tourist"
  8. "Three Inches Of Wall"
  9. "Move Myself Ahead"
  10. "Old Photographs"
  11. "Fresh Screwdriver"
  12. "Live Or Die"

"Stunned & Frozen" is the 4th song on Mark Eitzel's 4th album, 1997’s West.

Lyrics

Tragedy at the circus:
the trapeze artist fell, and the crowd scattered and ran
He got up walking, had nowhere to go
He was staring at the ground

The rain has passed over,
leaving him high and staring into the river
like his home was in the frozen water
that's turning rings around him
Ringing and ringing.
Stunned and frozen.

The streets and trees and the headlights
are more nails hammering in a coffin
Excuses for boundaries that pull you apart,
coming undone, invisible with fear

The rain has passed over,
leaving him high and staring into the roaring river
like home was in the frozen water
that's turning rings around him
Ringing and ringing.
Stunned and frozen.

Some hours after midnight he threw his watch away,
time as thin as a rope and heavy as thunder
If I get sick like an animal giving up the ghost
with thoughts of Christmas and Burl Ives and no wonder

The rain has passed over
The sky is clear with wind and I'm a pearl diver
Tell the cops I was looking for pearls in the water
Saying goodbye with nothing to discover
Stunned and frozen.

Beautiful Europeans sitting outside drinking desserts
Only a fool carries around the burden of justice
"Excuse me can I sit at your table? I'm an expert in life-like impressions,
though I know something is always lost in the translation."

The rain has passed over
The sky is clear with wind and I'm a pearl diver
Tell the cops I saw pearls in the water
Saying goodbye with nothing to discover
Stunned and frozen.

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