Holy law is written in blood of man
It doesn’t bend, never breaks
Sister, my sister, who you lying to?
I know where you’ve been
Second time you don’t come home you break your brother’s heart
Stick to your own
Every fear is what you vanquish
Their laws are not our laws
So take a stranger to the bar
You never know what you take on
Tell me how to love my brother
Family seeks nothing of her
(A simple price to take the fall)
(Rock renders low)
Nobility heals well with wine
Some unwashed blood in my mouth
Hanging off my jaw
Take a stranger to the bar
You never know what you take on
Tell me how to love my brother
Family seeks nothing other
(Too much advice, dad)

(At this point the band goes into some "La la la la"s, and Sean yells something like "Love" or "Low".)


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    General Commentthis song is actually called "lester ballard," named after a character from cormac mccarthy's "outer dark."

    sean nelson, the lead singer of harvey danger, has stated that this song is about hillbilly incest. whether or not he was sincere can neither be confirmed nor denied.

    mr. nelson happens to be a native of tennessee, if that means anything to you.
    little_miss_octoberon July 25, 2002   Link

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