white lines come anodyne
like a calm summer sea
but all these creatures they’ve been
haunting me
midnight by candlelight
just my heart in a spoon
all my insides they will
howl at the moon
the music begins; violins
the sad state we’re in
wears so thin

tattoo covers needle bruises
like i won’t ever know
long sleeve shirt sleeves
like it’s twenty below
glass eyes don’t recognize
like you can’t even see
you say these monsters
they’ve been watching me
there is no sin in my skin
the madness within
wears so thin
it’s done me in


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    General CommentThis is such a good opener.
    cowboyupinblueon February 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdrugs perhaps. "white lines come anodyne" cocaine
    "tattoo covers needle bruises
    like i won’t ever know
    long sleeve shirt sleeves
    like it’s twenty below" could be about heroin.

    glass eyes don’t recognize
    like you can’t even see drugs again
    patricklp2on November 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is totally about drugs and its effects on emotions and perceptions of things. Cocaine and heroin, obviously..
    deadfinchon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentObviously about coke and heroine and the addictions of drugs 'Just my heart in a spoon', 'Tattoo covers needle bruises' and 'long sleeve shirt sleeves...' about heroine, smoking and injecting and hiding track lines.

    'Glass eyes dont recognise' refering to glazed over look after taking.

    Ultimately about the negative effects on the body and mind
    JordanOrdinaryon May 26, 2008   Link

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