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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


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  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionFor the longest time these lyrics have driven me nuts.
    We finally got a lyric video so I guess the debate is over.

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    CivilDissensionon October 28, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThe singer just wants to "talk" to a musician who plays the violin. She keeps telling him that she has to practice the violin. The winter in the city, the business and other songwriter/loves who "use words as ammunition" are bringing him down and he just wants to hang out with someone who understands.
    BeeSea0601on January 31, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAmos Lee is a part of the super group ROME. He's the R.
    In love with the violin players in the world, Amos taught me that to just be an observer of a crime without reporting it is a crime itself. And that there should be stricter punishments for people who abuse other people especially in groups. After I got out of the hospital, I was bullied. The inspiring music of ROME helped me get through it, because the burden of proof is very important to Americans. The title is very classical and uplifting. He gave me a body camera to wear at the Bourbon Festival and a back stage all access VIP pass. I love him.

    "Wir Götter Der Stadt"

    A submission so sweet
    A silent pact sealed
    And it was in its shade
    That i buried myself
    Trembling like a thief
    Nothing concealed
    Not my hideous shame
    Not the angst i felt
    We are all weeping
    'Cause we can't undo the lie
    Not with a word
    Not with the blink of an eye
    We are all weeping
    'Caue we can't break away
    Not without getting hurt
    Not without leading astray
    I'll state my case
    I won't go down
    You've lost your face
    Now you're after mine
    Are you turning time
    Over to lies?
    Over to lies
    Swear never to frown
    Upon the things we left
    Behind
    Now and again
    These walls are shaking
    Now and again
    These walls are breaking
    Now and again
    These walls are breaking us in two
    We are waving stealthy goodbyes
    For we know we have failed you
    You would not ever break the ties
    Nor the code, now, would you?
    I'll rest my case
    I won't go down
    You've lost your face
    Now you're turning on mine
    Are you handing time
    Over to lies?
    Over to lies
    Swear never to drown
    The things we love
    They're all gone
    For we left those things behind
    Would you embrace
    What is left to me?
    Ever embrace what is left to be?
    Would you embrace
    What is left of me now?
    sillylillyboopon June 10, 2017   Link
  • 0
    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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