Cold hands and always the last to know.
Long drives and shadows that follow you home.
Too late to find a light on, the tv’s glow.
Dark hallways and a place that you shouldn’t go,
and so, you go.

Alcohol, alcohol.

Take your seats.
Hold your breath until the morning.
Bar the door.
It’s happening now.
I sleep on the floor, seeping into the floorboards,
up the walls, and into the ceiling.
I’m watching the house from every angle now.
I’m watching you sleep so tenderly.

A broken skylight,
a kicked-in door,
all signs that you were here.
A blackened eye.
You’re a big man.
You’re a big man.
You’re such a big man.
Thirty odd years and all I can do is grind my teeth at the memory of you.

A long long drive, longer than before.
Hallelujah, you never looked back.
I never look back.

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    General Comment...those are the lyrics to a deep,deep lake. not double negative.
    comaspeedon October 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFor the record, the real lyrics to "Double Negative" are:

    This, this is the truth
    I’ve checked all my facts
    and I’ve got all the proof I need
    I keep forgetting why I’m here,
    I keep feeling I shouldn’t be
    The looks I keep getting,
    the talk in my ear keeps reminding me.
    It reminds me how our friendship died,
    how my presence here is a thorn in your side
    I keep forgetting why I’m here, it’s because
    I’m a petty guy who spends his time
    fabricating useless lies
    I wanna know
    why you had to say the things you said,
    the time you spent inside my head
    I don’t mind
    The truth is somewhere in between,
    hurting you and killing me
    You are resigned
    with your shoulders shrugged, a sideways glance,
    a nodded head, a non-response
    It’s so unkind
    The truth is somehow hidden
    but still hurting you
    It’s a lie
    It’s my lovesong to you.

    Incredible song.
    AlmightyChrissyon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is my all time favorite song.
    Itsgottabgrandon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song gives me the chills
    SyntaxFreeon November 05, 2007   Link

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