"Morbid Craving" as written by and Timothy Bracy....
Couldn't buy a break, wasn't gonna try
Never went away and you never quite arrived
And I followed just to see you running
Things are going to call to you
Things of little consequence
That which once seemed small to you
Now is so immense
And I don't know how you could have seen it coming
Rolled up in a carpet bag, you should have looked like hell, dear
You know it always bothers me to see you doing so well
and to see you look so stunning

Came uptight and went home raving
Strung out with a morbid craving
hung up from the walls that are caving down
ain't nothing in here worth saving
Sell it all for a morbid craving
I just don't need the things you gave me now

The machinery and the tenements
careening through the elements
I can feel the fabric of your dress
I can see you leaning up against
The marble walls and the half-lit hall with someone
Did you draw a debtor's pension
An impression in the paint
I don't recall the things you mentioned
They all seem very faint
The all seem so difficult so difficult to summon
You would have thought you was the first girl
ever learned a song by heart
but baby if you won't rehearse it
someone will have to do your part
and i can already see her coming

slept all day spent all night praying
just to fill a morbid craving
rolled him up a hill and then straight down
ain't nothing in here worth saving
burn it all for a morbid craving
i just don't need the things you gave me now

Collecting common knowledge
Like the dirt beneath my fingers
Though I did not go to college
There is one lesson that lingers
How a boy betrayed your confidence
In the theatres and the monuments
And I can hardly blame him, dear
The way you talk such nonsense
You wanna play the lost apostle
In a hotel room in Knoxville
But you don't know what you're doing
So you don't hold me responsible
You would have thought you was the first girl
Ever loved a married man, oh dear
I don't know how much he hurt you
But I will hurt you more than him
If that's why you keep coming

Came all night and went home raving
Burnt out on a morbid craving
Hung up while the walls are caving down
Ain't nothing in here worth saving
Fick it all for a morbid craving
I can't give back the things you gave me now


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    General CommentI couldn't find any lyrics for this online, so I tried to to transcribe it myself- it was surprisingly difficult. I'm fairly sure the first line of the 4th verse nor the part of the song which goes "the way he talks his (?)" are incorrect. Still, amazing song and catchy as hell.

    I'm thinking it's probably a standard, bitter love song about a girl who's left the guy in question? I can't say I really know.
    brilliFANon May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHere are the lyrics as transcribed on the album. you people should really buy cds, they are great!

    Couldn't buy a break, wasn't gonna try
    Never went away and you never quite arrived
    And I followed just to see you running
    Things are going to call to you
    Things of little consequence
    That which once seemed small to you
    Now is so immense
    And I don't know how you could have seen it coming
    Rolled up in a carpet bag, you should have looked like hell, dear
    You know it always bothers me to see you doing so well
    and to see you look so stunning

    Came uptight and went home raving
    Strung out with a morbid craving
    hung up from the walls that are caving down
    ain't nothing in here worth saving
    Sell it all for a morbid craving
    I just don't need the things you gave me now

    The machinery and the tenements
    careening through the elements
    I can feel the fabric of your dress
    I can see you leaning up against
    The marble walls and the half-lit hall with someone
    Did you draw a debtor's pension
    An impression in the paint
    I don't recall the things you mentioned
    They all seem very faint
    The all seem so difficult so difficult to summon
    You would have thought you was the first girl
    ever learned a song by heart
    but baby if you won't rehearse it
    someone will have to do your part
    and i can already see her coming

    slept all day spent all night praying
    just to fill a morbid craving
    rolled him up a hill and then straight down
    ain't nothing in here worth saving
    burn it all for a morbid craving
    i just don't need the things you gave me now

    Collecting common knowledge
    Like the dirt beneath my fingers
    Though I did not go to college
    There is one lesson that lingers
    How a boy betrayed your confidence
    In the theatres and the monuments
    And I can hardly blame him, dear
    The way you talk such nonsense
    You wanna play the lost apostle
    In a hotel room in Knoxville
    But you don't know what you're doing
    So you don't hold me responsible
    You would have thought you was the first girl
    Ever loved a married man, oh dear
    I don't know how much he hurt you
    But I will hurt you more than him
    If that's why you keep coming

    Came all night and went home raving
    Burnt out on a morbid craving
    Hung up while the walls are caving down
    Ain't nothing in here worth saving
    Fick it all for a morbid craving
    I can't give back the things you gave me now
    iysilon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Comment*whistles*

    Man, that was way off.

    In my defence, though, I got the track as part of a compilation from Low Transit Industries- sans lyrics. Brilliant track- I'm definitely planning on tracking down some more Mendoza line stuff. Thanks for the actual lyrics- they're rather more with the sense making.
    brilliFANon September 05, 2007   Link

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