The world beat you for the something nice
You worked hard, died poor
You mined what you died for

You can whistle my name
It's the mines, in Africa
That are to blame
You can Scoop out my brain
Shape it into an ear and then tell me your pain

Held death at bay from the first day
Stayed awake, stayed awake
The rabbit was removed under the whole moon
Long bird, short road

Dig deep but don't dig too deep
When it's late you'll see the hole is empty and oh so deadly
They want me raw but smooth like glass
They want it fast and they don't want flaws
I'm a girl's best friend
Can you cut, I can cut, 'cause I'm a rough gem

who lives in these lights in the distance?
Watered down, the rain will help you out
I had a dream, it was all a dream
But it was ruined by the sun shining through me


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    General CommentMuch better than the Islands version. This is perhaps their best song. It is ashame they didn't last long enough to record a third album, all the new stuff sounding incredibly strong.
    Kolleyon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoo diamonds
    melinoon January 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti wish they stayed together long enough to be together right now...

    where do you find the unicorn's version i only have Islands' version.

    i thought i had all their songs accept newfoundland :(

    secretunicornsforum.com/forum/…----->this is like 2-3 gb of live unicorns, as well as all parts makes and collisions, three inches of blood, unicorns are people too, and 2014 the single, not to mention their xfm radio versions of sea ghost, les os and the abomidable snowman
    but where to find this song??!
    Peach_Moonon August 02, 2007   Link

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