"Lead Poisoning" as written by and Matthew Skiba Derek Grant....
Choking slowly,
Broken hearted.
Don't look now,
Here's what you started.
And I swore I'd be there 'til the end,
We're bitter now but better friends.
I climbed out limbless to the ledge,
To bask in my last true regret.

Lay my heavy head here down to sleep.
Now pray to a abraxas for my soul to keep.
Lay my heavy head here down to dream.
Wake up with this lead poisoning.

Sobbing softly,
Lost and hollow.
This fever dream,
Tough pill to swallow.
I swore I'd be there 'til the end
You're better off your bitterness.
I climbed out lifeless to the edge,
I waved goodbye and leapt I

Lay my heavy head here down to sleep.
Now pray to abraxass first my soul to keep.
Lay my heavy head here down to dream.
Awaking to the blood and sweat and screams.

Woke up here on Monday morning,
This old treat on this dark corner,
Waiting here for what tomorrow brings.
Silver lake mercury mining,
This mistake no silver lining,
Waiting for a bullet train to bring me my lead poisoning.

My lead poisoning.

Lay my heavy head down here to sleep.
Now pray to abraxas my soul to keep.
Lay my heavy head here down to dream.
Wake up with this lead poisoning.


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"Lead Poisoning" as written by Matthew Skiba Derek Grant

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    Lyric Correctionits "and I pray to Abraxas my soul to keep"
    soXfarXtoXgoon March 05, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionThis is by far my favorite song on the album. I think its about a failed relationship but more specifically Matt's failed marriage. Like many alkaline trio songs about breakups, they really capture the emotions of that experience so well. I can really relate to the line "I climbed out limbless to the ledge to bask in my last true regrets". My last relationship is the only one i truly regret ever getting into. It totally rocked me and this song really speaks to how that feels. I also love the way Matt sings this line "I climbed out lifeless to the edge, I waved goodbye and leapt high". The trio really understand what a breakup is like, more than any other band ive heard. Love them and love this album.

    PS: I thought that "brass fist" sounded really random haha. "abraxus" makes a lot more sense xD
    afipunk84on March 24, 2010   Link

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