whoever else i may have been
she'd still be going through this now
but all the quiet hours i require still cant show me how

im barely living
in her halftime show
keeping warped minutes of her wishes and revisions

and somethings knocking around in me like a loose nut
this tell-tale penis kick in the gut
shot down my strut

the walls are beating
it's my reflection in my death
it's the alarm clock riding the horizon

once we spent our afternoons
dancing in our living rooms
now shes giving into her most unlit corners too soon

love is a lifetime's winding twisting tapestry
so reborn now without fears
before you ever met me

you can end things with your boyfriend
i'll quit chasing you around
but how long will the echo of the tell-tale penis sound

its the creak in the floorboards
it's throb is in my head
it's the alarm clock riding the horizon

it's the hand up through the dirt
toward the sky after midnight
burried alive and left for dead


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    General CommentI think it's
    "...she'd still be going through this now" (pretty sure)

    "it's my reflection in my death" (could be wrong)

    "but how long will the echo..."
    Joeyyyyon March 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love how Tim has essentially written a very straight forward broken heart song; feels like he isn't writing about a character or anything. Awesome to hear him give that a shot--he does an amazing job.
    Star Slighton April 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love how Tim has essentially written a very straight forward broken heart song; feels like he isn't writing about a character or anything. Awesome to hear him give that a shot--he does an amazing job.
    Star Slighton April 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's "it's the alarm clock riding on the horizon" the first time, the second it's harder to tell but i'm pretty sure he sings "it's the alarm clock riding in the horizon."! i won't report it until there's an agreement.

    i agree, star slight! it's quite different to, uhm lets say...what he did in 1998 but this man knows his gift.

    this is the first song i've heard from the upcoming album and yeah! it's more melancholy, although i'm not sure if that's the right word to describe it. hm, hm. it might just be the exact word for it! and the music is just great. as always. i LOVE the "it's the alarm clock"-part, it's there to be loved. the finish is also very good, far too many songs stops with a fading out.
    trlmoson April 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA Tell-Tale Penis
    Whoever else I may have been she'd still be going through this now
    But all the quiet hours I require still can't show me how

    I'm barely living In her halftime show
    Keeping warped minutes of her wishes and revisions
    And something's knocking 'round in me like a loose nut
    The tell-tale penis kick in the gut shot down my strut

    The walls are beating
    It's my reflection in my desk
    It's the alarm clock riding the horizon

    Once we spent our afternoons dancing in our living rooms
    Now shes giving into her most unlit corners too soon

    Love is a lifetime's wide and twisting tapestry
    And I'm reborn now without fear as before you ever met me
    You can end things with your boyfriend and I'll quit chasing you 'round
    But how long will the echo of the tell-tale penis sound?

    It's the creak in the floorboards
    It's throb is in my head
    It's the alarm clock riding the horizon

    It's the hand up through the dirt toward the sky after midnight
    Buried alive and left for dead
    idelfoguerreroon May 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSingle greatest Joan Of Arc song ever recorded. So beautiful
    NoValueson November 11, 2008   Link

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