Country Down
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

Version Of: Country Down

This Version:
  • Country Down (4:00)
    Available on Morning Phase.
    Credits
    Justin Meldal-Johnsen: Bass
    Joey Waronker: Drums
    Roger Joseph Manning Jr.: Electric Piano, Organ
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Acoustic), Harmonica, Producer, Vocals
    Jason Falkner: Guitar (Electric)
    Smokey Hormel: Guitar (Electric)
    Greg Leisz: Guitar (Pedal Steel)
    Ben Baptie: Mix
    Tom Elmhirst: Mix
 
Lyrics:
Oh country down
Where I found my proving ground
All along the floodline
Wheels are turning around
The hills roll out like centuries
Pass by without a sound
Just a mile outside of town

Downriverbound
Where the limit to your sky fell down
The plot against your will
Is furrowed into your brow
Against your better judgment
It's all behind you now
Just a mile outside of town

What's the use in being found
When you can lose yourself in some good ground?
In the weeds hiding downriver right next door
There's no frame around your picture
Just a view through my back door

Time evermore
You just found what you're looking for
A tiger rose growing through your prison door
Reaching for sunlight, can't see it anymore
Just a mile from my back door

You could wake up on a lifeboat 'neath the sun
On a ladder up to the sky
Standing on the lowest rung
Holding a lifeline, using my best defense
Running in the undertow my heart couldn't fight against

Oh lay me down
Where I found my proving ground
All along the floodline
Waves are turning around
The hills roll out like centuries
Pass by without a sound
Just a mile outside of town
 
Live:

Played live 22 times:
Earliest known live version: April 9, 2014
Latest known live version: September 23, 2015