"Black-Hearted Boy" as written by and Matthew Friedberger....
Darling black-hearted boy
All the color's gone out of my ribbon loom
As I've only got the worst to assume
Take your sheet metal sheers
Cut a slit up the side of my dark blue dress
For a last time lie your love confess

Get your gut
Some home made twine
String up silk your tiger bow
Don't paint your board
Moonlight white
Go dangle your fishook out in the gutter again

See the smoke from your kiln
Pine boughs burn the bricks dead hard in their fog
As I stand cold with my back broke by the bog
Find your cross cut saw
Come blunt and jagged and dry and try
Cut my tongue out to keep on your wall up high

I tipped my toe
On the bamboo strip
I took stone honey in exchange for my rags
Don't dare paint your board
Moonlight white
Go dangle your fishook out in the gutter again

See the smoke from your kiln
Pine boughs burn the bricks dead hard in their fog
As I stand cold with my back broke by the bog
Find your cross cut saw
Come blunt and jagged and dry and try
Cut my tongue out to keep on your wall up high

I tipped my toe
On the bamboo strip
I took stone honey in exchange for my rags
Don't dare paint your board
Moonlight white
Go dangle your fishook out in the gutter again

Darling black-hearted boy
I went down to wash my robe in the river
I thought of you and started to shake and to shiver
Leaning there on the rocks
I see myself slip down and float
'Til the brackish warm current stops up my throat

You swore you swore you'd never leave
You swore you swore you'd never leave
You swore you swore you'd never leave






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"Black-Hearted Boy" as written by Matthew Friedberger

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    General Commentit seems that the singer is pining away for a lover which is now out of her reach, and that has seemingly abandoned her or left her side. Perhaps even a darker more sinister side is explored in this song as it gives a voice to the darker side of broken hearts and relationships gone bad - fiery furnace style
    mich23on July 16, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"God will hit you down, you dirty wall painted white."
    Acts 23:3
    hiharrynasticon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti feel completely entranced when i hear this song.
    macramebirdon April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe glitch/reverse vocals on the second half are so amazing
    UsedToVacationon January 22, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"go dangle your fishhook out in the gutter again."
    As a means for the ex-lover/cheater to go out and bait out more victims.
    julie08on April 29, 2008   Link

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