all that music in your mouth
rivers rushing to your teeth
surging streams through wading valleys
flooded language tributaries
connect and cover over me
tensing jaw & cork screw eyelids
as if you couldn't bare to see
all that water roaring from you
collecting clouds inside the ballroom
over people who don't know you
but darling i do

you trance yourself back towards the city
blood not moving to your feet
automatic listless shuffle
your foot falls tentative and muffled
your sidewalk scatter brain, cry uncle
you settle back into your corner
and look for her on your tv
it's friday night and i am hungry
for a hand, a mouth, a body
a love i wouldn't have to carry

some stitch in my mouth
and i'm untying now
a concrete canal
in a bomb border town
an echo in the rafters
reminding you there was a sound
but you killed her in waves
she stayed a steam to hiss at you now

cause he killed her in waves
but that's not today
so you breathe through your mouth
you calm yourself down
and hold what you found
so sweet and profound

she can hover and hurt or dissolve to dirt
some prayer in you mouth
or she might stay a steam
soak into the beams
let you figure her out


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She Stayed As Steam (Demo) song meanings
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    General CommentThis is my favorite new Kevin demo.
    IndeediKidon February 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoh i wish i could find this to download...its lovely
    groundfloweron April 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell, the lyrics changed a bit when the "real" non-demo version came out.

    all that music in your mouth
    rivers rushing at your teeth
    cresting waves through wading valleys
    flooded language tributaries
    connect and cover over me
    tensing jaw & cork screw eyelids
    as if you couldn't bare to see
    all that water pouring from you
    collecting clouds inside the ballroom
    over people who don't know you
    but darling i do

    you trance yourself back towards the city
    blood not moving to your feet
    your foot falls tentative and muffled
    automatic listless shuffle
    your sidewalk scatter brain, cry uncle
    you paint yourself back in your corner
    and look for her on your tv
    it's friday night and i am hungry
    for a hand, a mouth, a body
    a love i wouldn't have to carry

    a stitch in my mouth
    and i'm untying now
    a concrete canal
    in a bomb border town
    an echo in the rafters
    reminding you there was a sound
    but you killed her in waves
    she stayed a steam to hiss at you now

    he killed her in waves
    but that's not today
    so you breathe through your mouth
    try to calm yourself down
    and keep what you found
    and shout it out loud

    she can hover and hurt
    or dissolve to dirt
    some prayer in you mouth
    and she might stay a steam
    so get to the beams
    let you figure her out

    papergiraffeson July 18, 2010   Link

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