and when they pulled you from the tracks
your body splayed and split
your chest flushed bright
as it was in life

when they pulled you from the tracks
mindful of your separate halves
your face relaxed
lying flat upon your back

body blushed beneath such crushing weight
stolen in your awkward stage
that you never would escape

the same stain that decorates your chest and face
with a scarlet mark of shame
when you'd stutter out of place

and when they pulled you from the tracks
your eyes gone milky white
strangely alive

strange, this would come at the same age
that your mother took his name
and labor pains would collapse her fragile frame

city lights (evolved and off the bay)
from the streets where you were raised
and taught your place
by the stifling younger days
when its all been washed away
with the color from your face
tracks traced in pain
(from a woman) waste away


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    General Commentand labor pains would collapse her fragile frame
    (that one i'm pretty sure of)

    (by those stifling younger days) is just a guess and english is not my native language - dunno if stifling can be used like this.

    i would also like to know the last part.. bugs me that i can't hear what he's singing on a lot of the tracks!

    love the song and the group though!
    ptcon December 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsounds like, "from a woman, waste away"
    man on tvon June 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentReplace all your "paints" with pains. Seriously, paints?
    CommunismOnToaston October 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"YOUR body BLUSHED beneath such crushing weight"
    and
    "the same STAIN that decoractes your chest and face"
    and yes, paints:pains, etc.
    admon November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo surreal. The stars are twinkling (you can hear them) and someone is lying dead on the railroad tracks.
    clockwriston April 16, 2008   Link

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