"Playhouses" as written by and Jaleel Bunton Gerard A Smith....
I said
Playhouses
Swept away by the river now
Confound me
Sound me out now

Like a crayon in your hand
And whos little girl are you now
Oh, I'd ask for this dance
But I know you play like you don't know
What your coarse smile exposes
A recent memory of when we shit off in a
And I know the woman shining down

So for who?
So for who?

Beneath the cigarrettes and sugar shit of alchol breath
I can taste the ocean on your tongue
Remember when we sat on the side walk
Of your cold block
Against the wall
Under the stars
Talking about love meaning
Well, I wasn't dreaming
I meant every word
Just to know your demons
Do you know mine, babe?
Are we wastin time, babe?

Playhouses on dead life (haunted life)
Broken spirits
Just trying to get high
Yeah we chose these cards
But the weather changed
And the river froze and went it thawed
It was runnin backwards and dry now
I suppose it's appropriate to cry now
Oh wasted time
And naked lies
Still get wasted sometimes


Lyrics submitted by sstennett, edited by darting, mlincoln, monomania

"Playhouses" as written by David Andrew Sitek Babatunde Omoroga Adebimpe

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  • +7
    General Commentbecause i'm so incredibly annoyed with these wrong lyrics here are the ones directly from the booklet:

    Playhouses
    Swept away by the river now
    Confounded
    Sound it out now

    Vodka cran in your hand and whose little girl are you now
    Oh i'd ask for this dance but i know you'd play like you don't know how
    What your coy smile exposes
    A recent memory of when we shit our bed of roses

    And i know the moon above is shining down
    But not for our love
    so for who?
    so for who?

    Beneath the cigarettes and sugar shit of alcohol breath
    i can taste the ocean on your tounge
    Remember when we sat on the sidewalk of your old block
    Against the wall under the stars
    Talking about love's meaning
    Well, i wasn't dreaming

    I meant every word
    Just didn't know your demons
    Do you know mine, babe?
    Are we wasting time, babe?

    Playhouses
    Haunted by
    Broken spirits
    Just trying to get high

    Well we chose the course but
    The weather changed
    and the river froze
    And when it thawed it was running
    Backwards and dry now
    I suppose it's appropriate to cry now

    Over wasted time
    And naked lies
    Still get wasted sometime

    _______

    Anyways, this is by far one of the most straight-forward songs on the album. Yet, in my mind one of the most powerful songs, and in my opinion, one my favorites off the album.

    Anyways hopefully these lyrics will bring some happiness to this page. The lyrics are amazing and now they can be enjoyed in their true form!
    RomanCandleon October 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese, I must say, are completely wrong. I can't be bothered typing them out myself. Methinks you just went to lyricsmania.com (which also has the wrong lyrics) and copy then pasted it.
    Ultimationismiston July 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a hell... damn! it this lyrics are sooo wrong! anyway, is a great song tough...
    rustedon August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAll the lyrics this guy posted are completely wrong. But I'm too tired to type them all new now. I just did it for "Hours", maybe someone else will do the rest.
    BattleMageon September 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the drumming in this song. such a good beat.
    auto_suggestionon September 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeneath the cigarrettes and sugar shit of alchol breath
    I can taste the ocean on your tongue

    amazing. i say this only once when i say, that i have never felt so much soul fire with each breath and each chord that is created from this band.
    slinkstersarson September 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamnit I went to a TVotR Concert and I's so pissed off they didn't play this. After that it was the greatest concert EVER. Fucking rocked.
    aponte99on October 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the sort of charged kinetic energy in this song, that sense of rampant, almost wanton sexuality. TVOTR seems to have so many songs that tug at those primal impulses in man. I swear, they play their listeners like instruments.
    EnigmaticSevenson June 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI had it tagged incorrectly as 'wolf like me' and I was always amazed by the geniusness of having a song that really kind of sounds like a howling wolf. I have to say, that I never really paid attention to the lyrics and I was really surprised, that it's actually called 'playhouses'.
    ohanaon June 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me go sooo crazy.. like on some tribal dancing shit
    fakebeanson August 21, 2011   Link

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