You sprawl out on the bed where we lean against the wall.
Down among the dregs out where the yellow spiders crawl.
The telephone is broken and the drapes have all been closed.

Hands up! Who doesn't know exactly where this story goes?

I'm gonna kill everybody in this room.
I'm gonna kill everybody in this room.

How has it come to this? Well I haven't got a clue.
You looking up at me and us two glowering down at you.
Wind shakes the palm trees with an escalating fury.
Face the judge or take your chances with the jury.

I'm gonna kill everybody in this room.
I'm gonna kill everybody in this room.

Let's have a little music on this hazy afternoon.
Let's hope the tension in here finds its resolution soon.
Radio on the windowsill, old white moon above.
God watches over children and he cares for fools in love.

I'm gonna kill everybody in this room.
I'm gonna kill everybody in this room.


Lyrics submitted by micolithe, edited by OctaVariuM8

Cut Off Their Thumbs song meanings
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    General CommentFreely distributed by JD himself, Can be downloaded here: songmeanings.net/…
    micolitheon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEr, oops. I mean here: mountain-goats.com/archives/2005/12/…
    micolitheon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhen I hear this I wonder how many people are actually in that room.
    Is it a group of hostages?
    Or is it another couple that John has created, with one person ready to take both of their lives?
    The line "God watches over children and he cares for fools in love." make me agree with the latter.
    death_list5on August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWho's to say that it isn't both? Maybe the couple has taken some hostages. Relationships have been known to do that.
    MrDeliriouson January 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI recently found out about this song and wow, he really sounds different in my recording. Talk about amazing lyrics though. Very classicly JD.
    OctaVariuM8on November 10, 2013   Link

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