We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

The Sparrow and the Sea

from But from this Endless End by Timothy Jackson Scott

  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

    You own this



I don't have a number, I don't have a name
I don't have a number and I'm not one to claim

There's a frame in my closet: All the faces I've betrayed
There's a picture in that frame marked by all my better days

I sent a letter out by sparrow, I sent it out by sea
I sent a letter out, love, I even payed that fee:
Ten dollars, I do believe

May that place treat them well
When you left, I swear, you went with a yell

Now homesick or lonesome; all asleep or out to gun
Now homesick or lonesome. Woe is me, for I am undone

I turned inside out; I turned black and blue
I turned due south and by the floor I fell through

I woke in the morning, I woke in the rain
I woke to find that sparrow full of joy and full of pain
He plays a shallow game
But, O, I play the same

May their feet find rest
For all you do I hope to give my best
May their feet find rest
O, I hope to soon be your guest


from But from this Endless End, released June 30, 2012


all rights reserved



Timothy Jackson Scott Milford, New Hampshire

Folksinger/songwriter from Milford, NH.

contact / help

Contact Timothy Jackson Scott

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this track or account