November 12, 2015

Lyrics

I'm a ghost and you all know it.
I'm singing songs and I ain't slowing.
It was a fragile thing and I goddamn dropped it
I picked the pieces up and put them in my pocket.
And I ain't gonna try to win your heart this time
I've had space to think and I think that I've grown a little wiser
I'm looking for a new muse, you have only made me tired.
Oh oh ohh
Call your bluff up on the telephone and jam-jar my blood
This is my loss of limb, my loss of love
Call your bluff up on the telephone and jam-jar my blood
This is my loss of limb, my loss of love
It was so cold you could see both sets of ribs
almost escaping your skin
To fly south, south until the springtime.
Your hips stood out like confidence,
you were naked
as a newborn in the snow
but you wanted it so.
That's precisely how you wanted it
And now your love is writing words on the wall
with the meat of a nectarine
That she picked earlier that morning in the orchard
And you are on the street, a chest of drawers free
While the skeleton parade marches past you
Carrying bird balloons
They fly backwards and forwards
The streets can be eerie, streets can be dreary
It's as if leprosy, it landed on the moon

So how about I play the harp and you play that piano
pull the curtains shut and nest like little sparrows
My limbs, my love are lost on you
My limbs, my love belong to you.
I remember that night in the woods
on the human balance beam
Made of a long wooden board
with a barrel underneath
We laid on either end
and we couldn't quite knack it
after many attempts
And minutes of silence
Until we did
And our breath caught
and we looked up
and the stars, they were so still
and the stars, they were so still
And both our hearts, they were revealed
Our hearts, they were revealed
And you were my friend
You were my friend
You were my friend
This is my loss of love, my loss of limb
You were my friend
This is my loss of love, my loss of limb
You were my friend
You were my friend, you friend
(This is my loss of love, my loss of limb
You were my friend)
You were my friend, you were my friend.
And now
I'm a ghost and you all know it
I'm singing songs and I ain't stopping
My hair grew long so I fucking cut it
and when you looked away
I snuck those trimmings in your locket
Ha ha ha ha ha.

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