Girls with lion faces string me up like a guitar.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
I'm imprisoned inside a billboard.
All I eat is thongs.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.

The streets are empty.
Everyone's missing.
The streets are empty.
Everyone's a ghost.
Cheerleaders eaten alive by synthesizer beasts.
Cold civilization can't wash the blood off of its teeth.

There's skin growing over my eyes.
Haven't seen the sun in 66 years.
The sky is such a disgraceful mess.
We sleep all day.
We get no rest.

The streets are empty.
Everyone's missing.
The streets are empty.
Everyone's a ghost.
Cheerleaders eaten alive by synthesizer beasts.
Cold civilization can't wash the blood off of its teeth.

A dead Mellotron in my basement
Heats my blood up lingerie red.
A dead Mellotron in my basement
Cut in half by barbarians.

Electric meadows- they haunt our dreams.
And streaks of light: yellow and green haunt our dreams.
The trademarked erotic faces haunt our dreams.
And the permanent dawn- it haunts our dreams.
And the streets of L.A.- tied up and gagged.
And beaches of crystal sand- they haunt our dreams and...

The streets are empty.
Everyone's missing.
The streets are empty.
Everyone's a ghost.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no...

The streets are empty.
Everyone's missing.
The streets are empty.
Everyone's a ghost.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no...


Lyrics submitted by iLL Ronald

Dead Mellotron song meanings
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    General Commentno comments?
    this is one of my faves from neon blonde. it paints a really sweet picture in my mind, lots of bright color and destruction.
    speyeron March 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLOL I don't think it's meant to. The Electric Meadows part really gets me, it scares me a little.
    MrPandaon August 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the best part of this song is the way the text is set. Tons of words are stressed "incorrectly" and I wouldn't have it any other way. It's so disconcerting and perfect.
    Karma policemanon February 01, 2009   Link

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