I had jade colored eyes
That shimmered in the sun
If you stared at them too long
You'd catch a glimpse of what I've done

The faces of the damned
And all the butchered lambs . . .
If I had to do it over
I just would have done it slower

When we meet, you will see
I will destroy everything of beauty
When we meet then you'll know
I'll be the axe that clears the forest

When I had my fill
And tasted every kill
There was nothing left to do
But bow out of this old world

I heard tell of a place
Where the dead walk tall and proud
Where men like me were needed
To thin the growing crowd

Deep below the dunes I roved
Past the rows, past the rows
Beside the acacias freshly in bloom
I sent men to their doom

I spent those days running hard and fast
With no place to lay my head
The sound of the rain against the roof
Was loud enough to wake the dead
And my legs were tired, and my feet were cold
But all I could do was get back on the road

So I came upon a shanty town full of bitter men
Where carved into a crude wood sign it read "Welcome to the End"
For a dollar you could find a girl of every possible design
But you couldn't find a decent man, or a word spoken kind
Whiskey was for supper, a man couldn't ask for better!

When we meet you will see
I will destroy everything of beauty
When we meet, then you'll know
I'll be the axe that clears the forest

I spent those days running hard and fast
With no place to lay my head
The sound of the rain against the roof
Was loud enough to wake the dead
And my legs were tired, and my feet were cold
All I could do was get back on the road

We were left alone
Left alone
Every king on his lonely throne
We were left alone
Left alone
Every king on his lonely throne


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    General Commenthow has no one commented this yet?
    its fuckin brilliant.
    'i will destroy everything of beauty' is absolute class

    im pumped to see them at The Bowery
    chordmongeron March 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSimply awestruck.
    So morose yet beautiful
    mongr3lon April 02, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionFantastic song. The narrator always reminds me of the Saint of Killers from the Preacher graphic novels.
    Mellow_Harsheron September 27, 2012   Link

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