and when the fever spread
we came looking for the gold
but we never knew
that that desert gets so cold at night
and we're trying to appease the beast with whiskey and a song
build a ghost town as an offering, oh we know we were wrong

so we build houses out of wood
'cause we know that it'll burn
once we're tired of feeling at home
and we make bullets out of lead
'cause we know that it'll hurt
when it breaks our bones

listen, lover, would you join me
for a dance beside my bed?
and when we finish i will make sure
that you stay inside my head as a perfect time
a shotgun wedding with a pair of eyes, a veil and dirty dress
and we'll be happy for eternity just so long as love is dead

so we build houses out of wood
'cause we know that it'll burn
once we're tired of feeling at home
and we make bullets out of lead
'cause we know that it'll hurt
when it breaks our bones

oh, my ancient ones, you were blessed to die so young
to never know the strains of time, to never feel the pain of hunger
but we've invented ways of making time go fast
and we've got places we can go where we know that it's a trap

so we build houses out of wood
'cause we know that it'll burn
once we're tired of feeling at home
and we make bullets out of lead
'cause we know that it'll hurt
when it breaks our bones
and we make liars take an oath
'cause we all just really want to be deceived


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