"Skeletal History" as written by and Mark/homme Lanegan....
Oh, an artery is not a vein
No history can tell
My skeleton won't tell
Why some like moths draw
To a surgeon's drill
And blood shot hits to marrow

The snake's eating through her clothes and
Her charms that won me over
DeGama breached this lofty reach
Balboa left his bones upon the beach
Left there to bleach

Rose breaks in my fingers
Pullin' nickels through the stem too much has took a toll
Smoke crawls low along the ceilings
And all is quiet
But I keep listening
Come to kill me

Oh, she just left, you missed her
Go on home, the sex theater is closed
Cracked mouth too dry to drink
At least the sand is cold
Wish the sea would drown the freeway

Instead, girls stare in dead-eyed wonder
They can't walk with fallen soldiers
Used by cops who fucked inside abandoned boarding houses
Go on fast before the beast catches the bastard
Draggin' the chain down, down, down
Who'll say it
Tell me
No one else is here, come on
Nothin' to believe is to be blissed, come on
Who's layin' low, you said
Whether veins, the bones to be
Good or bad, the death of me
Just make it quietly

Oh, who knows my sister
Can't anyone admit the fact that they infected her
She said the sun was gonna burn and blister
My blood
God speed
God
Love her
Farewell, honey
Yeah

No morning sun'll move her
No help in amen or hallelujah
Prayers are for the dead left over
The breach never to reach that sandy beach
Poor baby girl's gone under
To each their own grave buried in
Underneath abandoned boarding houses
Sidewalks and streets
Sidewalks and streets

Though my skeleton won't tell
Some could see
Why moths draw to surgeon's drills
And blood shots
Hit the marrow


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"Skeletal History" as written by Mark Lanegan Josh Homme

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    General CommentThese are the official lyrics (there are a few small differences that change the meanings of some of the lines):

    Oh, an artery is not a vein
    No history can tell
    My skeleton won't tell
    Why some
    Like moths, draw
    To the surgeon's drill
    And bloodshot hits to marrow

    The snakes eaten through her clothes and
    Her charms have won me over
    DaGama breached this lofty reach
    Balboa left his bones upon the beach
    Left there to bleach

    A rose breaks in my fingers
    Pulling nickels through the stem too much has took it's toll
    Smoke crawls low along the ceilings
    And all is quiet
    But I keep listening
    (they come to kill me)

    oh
    she just left, you missed her
    go on home the sex theater is closed
    cracked mouth, too dry to drink
    at least the sand is cold
    you wish the sea would drown the freeway

    instead, girls stare in dead-eyed wonder
    they can't walk for fallen soldiers
    used by cops
    and fucked inside abandoned boarding houses
    go on fast
    before the beast catches the bastard
    dragging a chain down, down, down

    who'll say it
    no one else is here, come on
    nothing to believe is to be blessed, come on
    who's laying low, you said
    weathervanes, no bones to be
    good or bad
    the death of me
    just make it quietly

    oh
    who knows my sister
    can't anyone admit the fact that they infected her
    she said the sun was gonna burn and blister
    my blood
    godspeed
    god
    love her
    farewell honey
    yeah

    no mourning son'll move her
    no hellbent amen or hallelujah
    prayers are for the dead left over
    the breached never to reach that sandy beach
    poor baby girl's gone under
    to each their own grave buried in
    underneath abandoned boarding houses
    sidewalks and streets
    sidewalks and streets

    though my skeleton won't tell
    some can see
    why moths draw to surgeons' drills
    and blood shots
    hit the marrow
    Uraniumon August 19, 2010   Link

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