"The Poison" as written by and David Shannon Bazan....
The poison makes its way through my body slowly
Into the pleasure centers of my brain
If you were here I would admit that I'm an asshole
But now it's over and I can't stay sober
Though it isn't like I tried
And on the front porch, or on an airplane on vacation
Or out for dinner in a nearby town
I was so proud just to have you sitting with me
But now it's over and I can't stay sober
Pour and swallow
Follow one shot with another
I'll keep on till you agree to come back over
Or until there are x's on my eyes
My old man always swore that hell would have no flame
Just a front row seat
To watch your true love pack her things and drive away


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"The Poison" as written by David Shannon Bazan

Lyrics © BUG MUSIC OBO EAT MY FLESH DRINK MY BLOOD

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    General CommentMy old man alway swore
    That hell would have no flame
    Just a front row seat to watch your true love
    Pack her things and drive away


    That line is so amazing! It makes me shiver everytime I hear it.

    lookinginwardon July 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song from pedro, ever. and I've listened to them for a long time.
    the last verse breaks my heart. it breaks my heart because i think it's true.
    keighleycakeson March 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. i think it is one of the best ones on this new album. but it is a killer. especially that last line. so beautiful yet sad.
    laxgyrl21on April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a fucking heartbreaking song.
    Radio_Waron April 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song ends the themes in achilles heel (obviously, because its the last track on the album), and how whatever the speaker does, he cannot stop the poison (the disintegration) of his relationship, he, now in the depths of alcoholism, reflects on his loss.
    Burn the Witchon May 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song on the CD (besides possibly Start Without Me). Especially the last part (starting wtih "my old man").
    Sepulchraveon June 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can relate to this song way to well.
    bofon February 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really appreciate David Bazan because he tells stories so well and conveys emotion perfectly in his songs. You really get the sense that a depressed, drunken, broken man is singing this song. And who knows, maybe it is.
    _strangeron March 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is quite a strange pedro song, since you get the meaning the first time you listen it. He didn't make much songs like this one. It's just very clear what he's trying to say in this song.
    harmon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSo simple. So true.
    smashingthewineon January 25, 2006   Link

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