just another sunday paddleboat ride
on a man made lake with another lady stranger
if i remain lost and die on a cross
at least i wasn't born in a manger
i can sense somewhere right now i'm being prayed for
seems like i always arrive on the same shore
from where my sails set maybe with one less lady
than my vessel left with, is that a threat
oh i've stayed scarce this last year yes
but be assured in unrest
i'm unavoidable like death this christmas
is this twisted why be upset
i never said i didn't have syphillis miss listless
hard like the bricks i pound my fists with
i mean she's hard like the bricks that i pound with my fists

this is the fall of mr fifths
forged for the hordes
and the ladies and lords
set with fat chords in modern english
i know, i know
there's nothing more appealing
than the sound of high heels
down the marble tile hallways
of your distict's one allotted
city funded steiner school bilingual
or montessori followed by
a single high pitched scream
followed by breaking glass
but could your anger be mapped
into an interpretive dance
to a trip hop track
could it be bowed out on strings
or strung into a pattern
for a god's eye to bring to
your alma mater's holiday fundraiser boutique thing

god i'm sorry, i'm just being crazy. i'm sorry. i'm just being crazy, i know. i'm gonna take you know, kay? you're fine. everything's totally fine. feel a lot better now.


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  • +2
    General CommentMr fifths as in 'circle of fifths'. The inability to maintain relationships. An endless stream of ladies. What to do but put them in conventional (fifths) songs (set with fat chords in modern english). Mapping your emotions for the entertainment of others. Is that noble or cheap?
    caulton May 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove the transition into brook & waxing
    elf4life420on April 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis christmas is this twisted? -- why? be upset.

    best pun of the album?
    elf4life420on October 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*i didn't have syphillis Ms. Listless
    *Steiner school (AKA Waldorf)
    not "mine own story," *Montessori.
    Good work though, thanks for posting these.
    vigormortison January 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfavorite song on the CD
    Brushingworthon January 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat is the sound clip at the end from?
    oragamideathmaskon March 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwill oldham (bonnie "prince" billy) from the movie Old Joy
    mlincolnon April 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcault, well done.
    strike_the_tripon June 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthard like the bricks i pound my fists with
    i mean she's hard like the bricks that i pound with my fists


    Best on the album!
    Havenspearon November 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwowww, I watched Old Joy for the first time the day before I heard this song for the first time. that sort of wierd stuff always happens...
    whhiittnneeyon May 21, 2009   Link

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