Silver gnomes all in my dome and cameras can finally roam
By themselves, they've got hearts to moan
And friends of mine have got friends with coke

Oh, rabbit, rabbit, you've this habit of breaking legs and nouveau carat
And my heart has passed its final rite and it's breaking legs for dollars

These blue boards keep on creaking in my head
These blue boards, creaking on my ship

Though the light is an undescribed sanction
Who you questioning in the blue-black dirt?

Over that ridge a hunter lives, stake him out with broken gifts
By the light, by the merry man who gave his lives when he gave knives to children
Raise him up, stake him up, grab the sun and drink his blood in cups
Don't wait to be a monarch, man
Oh I'll bet you can, I know you can

These blue boards keep on creaking in my head
These blue boards, creaking on my ship

Though the light is taking its time
Who you questioned in the blue-black dirt?


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    General Commentweird..
    i love it
    madel57on May 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat a beautiful song. and what bizarre and beautiful images.
    katenon May 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcorrections:

    "camera's can begin to roam - by themselves"

    "blue blue boards they keep on their creaking in my head/ quit your creaking on my ship"

    "oh even though i bet you can"
    owen_vs_the_owlon May 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHaha i thought "blue boards" was simply "bones" and i thought "breaking legs" was "vacant lakes"... Either I'm a terrible decipherer of lyrics or Mercer is the indecipherable one.

    Either way, the piano in the chorus is absolutely magnificent.
    thirsty_thursdayon August 27, 2009   Link

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