The whorehouse is burning
Like the devil's come to claim it.
Get them girls out quickly,
Before the devil gets his payment.
Don't let the devil get his payment...
Don't let the devil get his pay

They tried all night
To put that fire out.
Using themselves,
Like they never done it before.
Like they never done it before...
Like they never done before.

And by the strike of four
The house had been consumed.
The burnt bodies they found,
Died clutching fake jewels.
Died clutching fake jewels...
Died clutching fake jewels.

The sailors hauled up trailers
Beside them smoking ashes.
Donated some blankets,
And fixed up a box-spring mattress.
Fixed up a box-spring mattress...
Fixed up a box-spring mattress

And like a phoenix rising
There was one girl surviving.
They put her in the trailer,
And kept her business running.
They kept her business running...
Kept her business running.


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    General CommentCool song with a real provocative swagger to it. Its like a big metaphor for any illicit scene an omission of guilt and conscience saying these things were doing here are not free or without consequence lets try and save what we can, gotta keep pushing, keep that business running. its the lack of moral restraint that sort of resonates with this generation and particularly alot of these party hardy cultures the songs saying you can hold them down but they aint gonna go away were the plague were here to stay. I also love the sense of community and cooperation "The sailors hauled up trailers
    Beside them smoking ashes.
    Donated some blankets,
    And fixed up a box-spring mattress.
    Fixed up a box-spring mattress...
    Fixed up a box-spring mattress
    its saying were here as the consumers too so this thing as a business model that isnt gonna fail no matter the tribulations. I like tea leafs lyrical prowess they remind me of bob dylan alot of the way they speak deeper with imagery and convey a world in and of itself i think trevor writes their songs, there a talented little group of individuals.
    fouretwentey420on December 10, 2008   Link

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