This family blood runs thourgh me thin as oil in water
My family blood cut through me cleer like teeth made of sauter
My childhood passed through me smooth like the throat meeting water
A dentist sighs, "son, we're going to have to take your last good set of teeth."
Someone once said, "why do you try to speak when you don't have a mouth?"
You could have been fine, you could have made it
You could have licked the lips of god but you chose the pavement
Just lay there with your mouth wired shut
You went too far out on a limb and you fell
You know your track record shows that it's full of holes, so the next time you try to open your mouth, just don't
Why do you let them count your teeth while you sleep
When they take a few and parade them around like they know you
I want to be able to stick my fist in your mouth and feel all 32
You look so beautiful with a full set of teeth and a great mouth to chew
I know I lose track of you sometimes
I lose track of myself sometimes
I lose track of my grammar sometimes
Dot dot comma dot
You know I try things six times
One is for every shot
How many triggers do we got left in the chamber?
What's to remember?
Lost family
Lost friends
Loose ends untied
The years loop themselves and run over and over again
You need to buy a piece of this land now, boy
It's running out quick
I'd take this I guess over the other one
The suns sets on things that I should have done
They acted too quick
Some things need to remain still
It's that you shouldn't, you couldn't
It could weigh down your eyes
As all these walls start to sing, you know you shouldn't, you couldn't
And then the gums start to bleed
Don't drunk from this fountain, you are liable to drown, and I might ask this once or twice
This is all ringing because you know you shouldn't
You couldn't
So my ears start to bleed
I might ask this once or twice
What is this?
This, my gaping mound of wires
My flapping speakerbox
Human connection of disconnection
Why exist?
Why take the risk?
Another day brings you closer to your last hour


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    General Commentthis band has a gift with making the most beutiful lyrics. On both this cd and This Is Meant To Hurt You, one song on each album has stuck with me. The Blue Rose and this song have some of the best lyrics i have ever heard. mad props to steve.
    theplayerpianoon November 21, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"You could have licked the lips of god but you chose the pavement"

    Mmmmmmmm that's beautiful
    robotjoshon February 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone who lets people(or maybe even the system) push him around because he's too weak to fight back. I think all the dental references are sort of a play on the phrase "bite the hand that feeds" like the hand is right out there waiting for him to bite but he's to wimpy to do it. The other meaning I thought made sense was life's short so don't by standing around doing nothing because you'll regret it.
    Aenema91on October 15, 2010   Link

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