When your father's lungs started to fill up,
And the sickness spread to his thinning blood,
Well you pulled the sheets tight over your head,
It was you and God and a safe warm bed.

And you thought love was a bullshit lie,
'Til you saw the tears in your mother's eyes,
And you spent a year in the garden shed,
Just to get things straight in your fuming head.

(Ouuu...)

When those white-tipped waned(?) broke against the house,
And the door came loose, and the dog got out,
It was you and me, we were losing teeth,
Saw our own ashes laid across our feet.

And you drank yourself right down into Hell,
It was you and God in a cheap motel,
And you dug your grave on the bathroom floor,
And finally found what you were looking for.

(Ouuu...)

And you say,

"Death is not a curse, it's the only thing that's keeping us alive." x7


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    General Commentwhite tiped wings.
    Lastminutesafetyon August 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPer the "Grandfather" page on SimpleStereo.com:

    When your father's lungs started to fill up,
    And the sickness spread to his thinning blood
    Well you pulled the sheets tight over your head,
    It was you and God and a safe warm bed

    And you thought love was a bullshit lie
    'Til you saw the tears in your mother's eyes
    And you spent a year in the garden shed,
    Just to get things straight in your fuming head

    When those white-tipped waves broke against the house
    And the door came loose, and the dog got out
    It was you and me, we were losing teeth
    Saw our own ashes laid across our feet

    And you drank yourself right down into Hell
    It was you and God in a cheap motel
    And you dug your grave on the bathroom floor,
    And finally found what you were looking for

    And you said,
    "Death is not a curse, it's the only thing that's keeping us alive."
    crstlbllron December 13, 2011   Link

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