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Take the lid off of life, let me look at the works
it's no accident I changed my name
Long Dead Slim

I went downtown to see if I could find
The woman he said had been on his mind
But she weren't there

Well pull back the branches and tear up the roots
That's the part I like the best
Born again

He said to me "I don't undenstand
it happened in thirty-three"
Long Dead Slim

A beam falls at random and you disappear
Like a fist when you open your hand
Long Dead Slim

Jean Paul and me were travelling down south
He wouldn't look me in the eye
Long Dead Slim

Take the lid off of life, let me look at the works
it's no accident I changed my name
Long Dead Slim


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Flitcraft song meanings
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    General CommentAwesome song. Having never checked the official lyrics I had always heard it is

    'Well pull back the branches and tear up the roots
    That's the part I like the best
    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck yes!'

    I'm wrong... but I like my way!
    Anyway, read the Flitcraft Parable from 'The Maltese Falcon' (fallingbeam.org/…) and the song's origin.meaning will be pretty clear.
    eddygunzon November 28, 2012   Link

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