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Lately I, I've been heading for a breakdown
Every time I leave my house
Well, it feels just like a shakedown
Between the street sweepers
And the pushers and the lawyers
Who may as well be butchers
Between the small timin' hustlers who all
Seem to feed upon each other

Oh God, why you been
Hanging out in that old violin
While I've been waiting for you
To pull me through

Lately I, every time I try to lie down
While my mind just gets away
I can't even close my eyes now
Between the big fish ambition
And the lovers
Using words as ammunition
Between these wood planks I've been pacing
And this impossible dream that I've been chasing

Oh God, why you been
Hanging out in that old violin
While I've been waiting for you
To pull me through

Oh God
Oh God

Oh God, why you been
Hanging out in that old violin
While I've been waiting for you
To pull me through


Lyrics submitted by TheDevilWearsPrada, edited by kutlesss429

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    General CommentI think some of those lyrics are wrong. Here's what I hear:

    Lately I, I’ve been heading for a breakdown
    Every time I leave my house
    Well it feels just like a shake down
    Between the street sweepers and the pushes of the lawyers, who may as well be butchered
    Between the small timing hustlers who all seem to feed upon each other

    Oh God, why you been hanging out in that old violin,
    While I’ve been waiting for you to pull me through

    Lately I, every time I try to lie down
    Well my mind just gets away
    I can’t even close my eyes now
    Between the big fish ambition
    And the lovers using words as ammunition
    Between the work planks, I’ve been patient
    In this impossible dream that I’ve been chasing

    Oh God. why you been hanging out in that old violin,
    While I’ve been waiting for you, to pull me through

    Oh God, Oh God,
    Oh God, why you been hanging out in that old violin,
    While I’ve been waiting for you, to pull me through
    Emerahlon April 14, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionFor the longest time these lyrics have driven me nuts.
    We finally got a lyric video so I guess the debate is over.

    youtube.com/…
    kutlesss429on October 28, 2012   Link

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