Oh hair of dread, the time is here
Thirty-three, the sheep draw near
with eyes so keen they cannot hear
all the lies that buy their ears

Oh, horsepants, tobacco chest
Oh, sex ghost oh, nape of neck
The tears are crashing on her breasts
The burning bed is out again

If it's sad, you know it's true
God is glad, on bluer moons
When your room is all you do
it comes to you

Oh, my rank ink instrument
row my boat towards abstinence
with thoughts as long as cigarettes
Snowed in lips and cross protect

Oh, that birdlike appetite
Do, passive fasts make us contrite
On silken highways of the night
the spiders crawl my candlelight

where the sun shines in space
God is dumb, God is great
But does he love us all the same
Are we OK

And I cried out your name
because I loved the sound it made
and because I couldn't wait, to see your face
And nothing ever was the same

And the stars say, "Look into my eyes."
But I can't change if it's only in my mind
And I love you but I don't have the right
And I wanted you so bad tonight


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    General Commenti love this song!
    Jennie232on March 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentCorrect Version

    O HAIR OF DREAD THE TIME IS HERE / 33 THE SHEEP DRAW NEAR/ WITH EYES SOO KEEN THEY CANNOT HEAR/ ALL THE LIES THAT BUY THEIR EARS

    O HORSEPANTS TOBACCO CHEST / O SEX GHOST O NAPE OF NECK / THE TEARS ARE CRASHING ON HER BREAST / THE BURNING BED IS OUT AGAIN

    IF IT'S SAD, YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE / GOD IS GLAD ON BLUER MOONS / WHEN YOUR ROOM IS ALL YOU DO / IT COMES TO YOU

    O MY RANK INK INSTRUMENT / ROW MY BOAT TOWARDS ABSTINENCE / WITH THOUGHTS AS LONG AS CIGARETTES / SNOWED IN LIPS AND CROSS PROTECT

    O THAT BIRD-LIKE APETITE/ DO PASSIVE FAST MAKE US CONTRITE? / ON SILKEN HIGHWAYS OF THE NIGHT / THE SPIDERS CRAWL MY CANDLELIGHT

    WHERE THE SUN SHINES IN SPACE / GOD IS DUMB, GOD IS GREAT / BUT DOES HE LOVE US ALL THE SAME / ARE WE OKAY?

    AND I CRIED OUT YOUR NAME / BECAUSE I LOVED THE SOUND IT MADE / AND BECAUSE I COULDN'T WAIT / TO SEE YOUR FACE / AND NOTHING EVER WAS THE SAME

    AND THE STARS SAY LOOK INTO MY EYES / BUT I CAN'T CHANGE IF IT'S ONLY IN MY MIND / AND I LOVE YOU BUT I DON'T HAVE THEH RIGHT / AND I WANTED YOU SOO BAD TONIGHT

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    blake is such a genious
    impossibledreameron April 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe there aren't more comments on this song! It's incredible.

    I love the last two verses, particularly the lines
    "and i cried out your name
    because i love the sound it made"
    because they seem to me like not being able to be close to someone, but making them more real or more present to them by just saying their name. Also, loving everything there is about someone.

    Anyone else think that the first few bars of this song sound exactly like the beginning of 'don't look back in anger' by oasis? just me..?
    anechoicon December 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a great song. For some reason, it reminds me of my ex. Blake writes some crazy lyrics, some of my favorites. It's all so sad, though..."If it's sad, you know it's true." That's such a depressing line to me. Does anybody know what he's been doing since JTB?
    Die by Duskon April 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a great song. For some reason, it reminds me of my ex. Blake writes some crazy lyrics, some of my favorites. It's all so sad, though..."If it's sad, you know it's true." That's such a depressing line to me. Does anybody know what he's been doing since JTB?
    Die by Duskon April 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song, but..

    horsepants?!?
    tobacco chest?
    rank ink?
    do passive fasts make us contrite?

    huh?
    loveinvincibleon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh, and, uh...

    hair of dread?
    cross protect?
    loveinvincibleon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha yeah I feel ya. great song though
    abamoshon August 17, 2008   Link

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