"The Feather Test" as written by and Aaron Thomas Gerber....
We lost a couple years like a Christmas box
crushed under the weight of standing still

I'm serious there's no way you could be forgot
the birds remember how to come home

Your laughter from the basement now is fading out
the earthquake like a giant passing truck

If I lose everything then I lose you
but I'll lose all the really bad things too
I don't feel so alive tonight
the lightest things feel very heavy

And you want to find a hedgehog friend
you're talking like a girl again
takes a lot to make you feel tempted

It takes a lot of quills (I will I will)
It takes a lot to make you cry (I will I will)
Like a ghost without a throat
held still until
He won't feel so killed

You get stuck
move if you can
Bread in your hand
hungry looks can hardly stand

I guess I
feel a bit lost without you
A mitten thumb stuck
in your belt hook

Oh, believe me
I will have no more of thee
I'm gonna drive you far away from me

I'm gonna fly right through the walls (Don't be scared at all)
I'm gonna float above your bed (I will I will)
I'm gonna kiss you on your head (But you won't know)

You'll just feel
a little wind instead

In your dream I'm noticing the way she sits
But tonight I'm letting you drive

If you want to touch me just a little bit
you better use your smallest left hand

I'm shaking like a candlelight
Blow me out alright already

I get gone on whiskey and cocaine
cough syrup and codeine
Watch me move like nothing you've seen

Brush your hand
across where you felt me
Do I pass the feather test?

Is there any hope for me?
Oh, believe me
I will have no more of thee
I'm gonna drive you far away from me

It takes a lot of faith
to know
to know
if the caught will stay (I will I will)

Takes a lot of God's will (I will I will)
It takes a lot of quills (until you know)

Like a hedgehog by his will

I lost a couple years like a Christmas box
When you were sober you
felt better somehow

Lyrics submitted by ocoylerulez

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  • +2
    General CommentI think where the ??? are, and a bit before, the lyrics are actually:
    'It takes a lot of faith, to know, to know/
    That the car will stay firmly on the road.'
    But a lovely song and doubly so with the music video.
    voldermaniaon August 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an absolutely fantastically tragic song about being far away [physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually] from someone, while the seasons pass and the world keeps revolving. this is pretty much a sum of all the things you might think to yourself when you're stoned/drunk/somehow inebriated and by yourself on a cold night. however histrionic the words are, there's a kernel of truth there that can't be denied.
    rabidglowon October 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat song it particullary reminds me of becoming close to someone through an accident or maybe shudding someone out because of regrets #deep thoughts
    altogether wonderful catchy song:)

    tuesday22on August 07, 2014   Link

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