You see the Sunday birds swinging low,
And a fever in your brain only grows
And the murder boys are running down the street,
You can see 'em from the window from your seat
Hear the sound of the mightiest of guns

And the shadows go like ghosts across your room,
Oh, take the world and burn it in a spoon
A mercy ship to sail you off to sleep,
To where the crimson angels swim the deep
There is no hiding from the mightiest of guns

Worth every breath you drink in the night,
You won't give up your blue without a fight
And looking at the sky there is no pain,
See the stars all falling down like burning rain,
They were fired by the mightiest of guns

Tomorrow I'll be out of my mind,
The bear will dance and the organ will grind
And I'm laughin' 'cause I know there ain't no sin
All the world on a head of a pin
Turning fast beneath the mightiest of guns.
Turning fast beneath the mightiest of guns.


Lyrics submitted by tyrannized, edited by T3st2123, Mellow_Harsher

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    Lyric CorrectionIt's actually "to where the crimson angels swim the deep" and "with every breath you drink in the night"
    scguitarproon February 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commentincredible songwriting.
    Forever27on July 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI can't find any references to this elsewhere, but I can't listen to this song without thinking Bondy had Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian in mind. The title, the "murder boys", falling stars (the kid's birth)... but mainly the dancing bear and the grinding organ. Those two don't show up together too often.
    nodwardon November 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI can't help but think of heroin use.

    "oh, take the world and burn it in a spoon"

    The metaphor of a gun as heroin was used pretty famously by the Beatles in happiness is a warm gun.

    Plus once you think drugs, the whole thing sounds like a drug trip.

    "And looking at the sky there is no pain ,
    see the stars all falling down like burning rain ,
    they were fired by the mightiest of guns"

    "You see the sunday birds swinging low ,
    and a fever in your brain only grows" - This is about needing drugs.

    Thoughts?

    "Tomorrow i'll be out of my mind ,"
    brighteyed77on August 14, 2011   Link

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