I'm gonna turn my back for awhile, now
While nothing bad can or will befall
The lights welcome me all by myself
And the fires only bronze, they do not burn

Well, do you understand girls where it's going
I'll fuck girls, if there's violence to come
Why, happiness, oh happiness
They're crying, and their night has come

See them in the theatre, they're very, very real
Scold them when they come home, dirty, crying
Well, love is forbidden outwardly
But inside there is no denying, oh

So, [?] boys bury their hats
And they suffer while they waste and hurt
They are men who bow before us now
And I do not trust them, no

How many children are there like this ?
Yeah, and how many will I serve ?
O if I could have a clue what justice is
It would be more than I deserve, oh

O time is passing, come into my house
Loot the pantries and muss the sheets
Have you found it useful, thinkin' here ?
Your host will be ten miles, on back


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    General CommentNo comment on a Will Oldham song. Hard to believe! I'll leave the honors to his biggest fan :D
    wholelottawomanon December 01, 2011   Link

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