"At the Speed of a Yellow Bullet" as written by and Palumbo....
I drove a tank in on the left, i hid a rifle on the right
When she said,
"I see a tunnel, and at the end I see a light"
"I see a fire on the water on the right bank and the left"
(And she smiles when she wears the iron curtain as a dress)

CHORUS
I said come on
You're telling me to see the truth even with my eyes sewn up
I said come on
You're telling me to see the truth even with my mouth sewn shut

I see a preacher with a secret and he dare not make a sound
"I see the smoke and fire and the market burning down"
I se a tulip on a grave of a lover who confess
"I'm a soldier and a poet, but I'm a dancer at best"

CHORUS

I'm burning houses baby
I'm burning bridges baby

I drove a tank in on the left, i hid a rifle on the right
When she said,
"I see a tunnel, and at the end I see a light"
"I see a fire on the water on the right bank and the left"
(And she smiles when she wears the iron curtain as a dress)

CHORUS x2


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"At the Speed of a Yellow Bullet" as written by Daryl Palumbo

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    General CommentI think the lyrics in the chorus are supposed to be:


    I said come on
    Come on
    You're telling me to tell the truth even with my mouth sewn up
    Come on
    I'm tellin you to see the truth even with your eyes sewn shut
    I said come on
    You're telling me to tell the truth even with my mouth sewn up
    I'm tellin you to see the truth even with your eyes sewn shut


    That's what I hear anyway. And it makes more sense.
    Tony Cliftonon April 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnah... she got it right.
    AzWeThinkIamon April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis would have to be my favorite off the album.
    reviewon April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song, the lead singer is wicked funny on stage, saw them a few nights ago.
    AudiLuvaon June 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgotta get this one, lyrics are wicked. yey.
    .nevermindon October 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdaryll's lyrics are always great, and though i'm not a huge fan of HA, i checked them out because i love glassjaw, and this song is actually really good, though i only have the demo.

    which, by the way, tony clifton is right about the lyrics on. the new version must have the chorus switched.
    darkLIGHT313on October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me think of 70's funk... and I like it.
    OneSecondRegretson February 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeh tony clifton is right from what I can hear!

    i really like this song
    Ohsonialion August 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song was really produced different than the others, it is alot less elctronica (which is there genre) than beating hearts baby or sound system but i like it alot. Daryl Palumbo is a great singer and HA's producer is also the producer for the gorillas, He is really amazing.
    dancepartycoruptionon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnother example of Darryl using Zappa lines ("I see the smoke and fire
    And the market burning down" from "Trouble Every Day")
    I love that he slides them in there in both bands, like little secrets waiting to be discovered
    friediceeon August 20, 2006   Link

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