Call the constable
There is blood in the streets
Call the constable
White chapels stained with shame

Like a child, you fell right into my game
A sprig of grapes and chardonnay
Did you even know my name?
A gentleman with horse and carriage
Is four pounds for the taking
I gave birth to the twentieth century
They couldn't have done it without me
You fear my name but not my face
Is that where you went wrong?

Escape from your lungs, awake Mary
There's a taste of laud numb on your lips
This feeling is numb
The way you've pulled me in
So go ahead and kiss me goodnight
Comatose and two pints for the ride
No one can hear you cry

Where did you go wrong?
You marched the streets of London
Never saying a word
It seems like heaven and hell
Are fighting there waiting for you
Did someone follow you there?
Is that where you went wrong?
Did someone follow you there?

He was so clean
Like the knife was an extension of his body

Escape from your lungs, awake Mary
There's a taste of laud numb on your lips
This feeling is numb
The way you've pulled me in
So go ahead and kiss me goodnight
Comatose and two pints for the ride
No one can hear you cry

So clever I never rushed
I never said you meant this much
Where did you go wrong?

Call the constable
There is blood in the streets
Call the constable
White chapels stained with shame


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    General Commentwhere did you find this?
    fueledbyramenaddicton April 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits a song from the album, "Between the ink and paper"
    160593on June 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis, in my mind, is we the kings best song. it is such a piece musically. it combines so many genres together. i think they should rerecord it. i wish their new stuff was more like this... it is still good though.
    DNDellion June 14, 2009   Link

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