What The Pillar Of Salt Held Up

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"What The Pillar Of Salt Held Up"
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Everclear cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Everclear
Released 1991
Format LP / CD / CS
Length 2:38
Label Alias Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Bruce Kaphan & American Music Club
Everclear track listing
  1. "Why Won't You Stay"
  2. "Rise"
  3. "Miracle On 8th Street"
  4. "Ex-Girlfriend"
  5. "Crabwalk"
  6. "The Confidential Agent"
  7. "Sick Of Food"
  8. "The Dead Part Of You"
  9. "Royal Cafe"
  10. "What The Pillar Of Salt Held Up"
  11. "Jesus' Hands"

"What The Pillar Of Salt Held Up" is the 10th song on American Music Club's 1991 album, Everclear.

Lyrics

The take-off makes no sound
It's high and far away
Your blue sky by the moon
It takes my breath away

Why do you choose
What you choose to throw away into the undertow
A happiness like we'll never know

You can overcome your bitterness and pain
And you don't remember how
To start your life again

You were born to please
Born to put on a show
But you always run away
From a happiness like we'll never know

No hiding place in all the sky
No camouflage to keep you warm at night
No clothes you got seem to keep out the wind or the rain
No way out from your shame

The take-off makes no sound
As you fly away with that look on your face
That gives it all away

Secrets that the sea would never tell the sun
About where the current flows
A happiness like we'll never know

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