pressed unto us flesh still sickly sweet
with scents of love
but lost of this lust
exactly what becomes of us?

just like me
they long to see you on your knees
but all these he's into she's
irreparably slow these hopes we've sewn
and so we forego
what pleasantries we've grown to know

hand in glove
for lack of the words, we called this love
but now they've cynical slurs to define what it was
that we have done

the tone that she chose shows
mother knows whats become of us
and should i start to show
well heaven knows we'll soon be sussed
false alarms, might i have meant to do you harm
but somehow i found much to distrust
in what once ushered us
through months of hurried hush

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    General Commentflesh still sickly sweet

    my favorite from entanglements
    oh okon August 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentsO BEAUTIFUL.
    What's the Ellie Grenwich reference, though?
    Can't really see how it relates to her...
    quirky_but_kewlon September 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe entire record seems to be a chronologically concept record about an affair between a 14 year old and a 25 year old. This song seems to be when that relationship is uncovered and falls apart. The rest of the record seems to be reflecting on that dissolution, mostly from the 25 year old's perspective.

    There is a fair amount of gender confusion between the narrators song to song, but it seems consistent in narrative terms.
    robwyattfanon March 04, 2011   Link

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