The seventeen devils in Hector's closet
are slowly untied by his sister Margeret
A promise she aimed at a dusty target

The first ten fled through the back porch window
Four of them flew over her head
Still the three had

All he ever wanted was the key to everything
A solemn memory
In fallen batteries
There wasn't much to tell her till he gave up everything
A heart so slippery
Love slides away

But the three devils left in Hector's closet
The burning man claims on the east apartment
His sister would change when the man insisted

But then two more fled through the back porch window
Clapping on their silvery way
That's when all Hector said

All he ever wanted was the key to everything
A solemn memory
In fallen batteries
There wasn't much to tell her till he gave up everything
A heart so slippery
Love slides away

Then the last one fled through the back porch window
Clapping on his silvery
All the words decayed
All his dreams became broken up

All he ever wanted was the key to everything
A solemn memory
In fallen batteries
There wasn't much to tell her till he gave up everything
A heart so slippery
But love finds a way


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    General CommentI'm pretty sure they say "a sordid memory" rather than solemn.

    But what a cool song. I don't know what it means, but I always personify all the devils. I guess that makes me a nut.
    love your buttonson January 01, 2007   Link

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