slip and change into the
fever dream right through us
a near life high, nice try

when the dirt is your warmest blanket
drawing up maps under the moon
will you follow them to unconscious attempts
as a soothsayer soothes your black and white blues
when the dirt is your warmest blanket
dealing hands beneath the bridge
gambling with certainty

the virulent pages
they read you like a book
abandon the asphalt
under which you never stood
tongues that yell treason
they roll off the roof
withdrawn from the words they once were

in the overcast of an answer
wrapping questions around the noose
will you stutter it as i clean out your will
throw your shell out to sea
making black of the blue
in the overcast of an answer
ill with rehab from the truth
acrobatic with the fuse

the virulent pages
they read you like a book
abandon the asphalt
under which you never stood
tongues that yell treason
they roll off the roof
withdrawn from the words they once were

ride along the wide while
fires paint white noise wild
a passerby
goodbye
a near life high, nice try

when the dirt is your warmest blanket
drawing up maps under the moon
will you follow them to unconscious attempts
as a soothsayer soothes your black and white blues
when the dirt is your warmest blanket
dealing hands beneath the bridge
gambling with certainty

the virulent pages
they read you like a book
abandon the asphalt
under which you never stood
tongues that yell treason
they roll off the roof
withdrawn from the words they once were

through the looking glass of my innocence
the yin and the yang unwind
kissing the trees on the terrace that tempts them
with porcelain gas masks and wine
(the time keep, he's counting off time)
holding on with the fingers he broke
when he tried to reach for the sky
incense for two pence and a piece of their mind
that's waiting for its peace of mind
(the time keep, he rots in the sky)

never again will i
toy with the syllables
that weren't meant to be touched

stripped and now how do you
move these wonders through to
wander miles you've known
so long
a passerby
long gone
a near life high
nice try


Lyrics submitted by rifftnstrings

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