"Tongue-Splitter" as written by and Luke Hoskin Arif Mirabdolbaghi....
Psychotherapist once claimed I had acute neurosis
Well I only said a couple words and he made his diagnosis
He said I could say whatever I want because I never chose this
So I spat, grinned, then I looked at him and I blew him a glass cold kiss behind

Knows just when I let a bottom be dead
Never too sure if it's the truth or a lie

I'm not asking for your pity, woe is me sarcastically
I'm not losing sleep pathetically while waxing so poetically

But I'm waning waiting alphabetically
As I keep dropping bombs
Dropping bombs
Dropping bombs apologetically

It was a wicked whimpering winter plagued night
When my tongue grew wings and took to flight
The thought had never crossed my mind before that moment
Is the truth so bent, it can't be broken

Jealousy got the best of me and had a conference with the rest of me
And said if this is all that's left for me then there's so little room for regret
Little voice
Little voice
Little voice inside
Said if you don't regret nothing then you might as well be dead
Might as well be dead

So I apologize, mostly to the four of my guys
Who stand behind me on the stage every night

As the mic starts to whisper
And the words start to blister in my mouth, that I know aren't right

I gotta get back to who I was before my last ten years on auto-pilot
It's the mask that quite often starts to eat into your face
So wear it lightly like a cap that can quickly be replaced

I gotta get back to who I was before my last ten years on auto-pilot

So tell me again how my life should have been before I was spineless
Before I gave in
Because everybody thinks it's timeless
Well time's running out
One thing I'll never regret is I never shed my face


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"Tongue-Splitter" as written by Rody Walker Lucas Hoskin

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  • +2
    General Commentfirst line should be "acute neurosis" instead of "a cue neurosis"
    killsomethingon March 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLines I think could corrected, but only if you agree:

    1. "so I smiled" could be "so I spat"

    2. "whoa is me" should be "woe is me"

    3. "time for regret" should be "room for regret"

    4. "live for nothing" should be "regret nothing"

    5. "last ten years are not ???" should be "last ten years on auto-pilot"

    6. "so unlikely like a cop that can quickly be replaced" should be "so wear it lightly like a cap that can quickly be replaced"

    7. "before I came back" should be "before I gave in" or "caved in"

    8. Not positive on this one, but I feel like "thinks his time is" could be "thinks it's timeless"
    synthesizernerdon March 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIf you have been to protest show you know exactly what this is about. I am curious what the line " It was a wicked whimpering Winnipeg night,". What happened in Winnipeg that caused so much regret it became a song???
    WaffleSauceon March 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's definitely:

    "mostly to the four or five guys"
    Narekitoon March 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionI think instead of "i blew him a glass cold kiss" it's "I blew him a glassgow kiss" referring to the British slang for headbutt.
    Bisquickon March 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentPlain and simple, this song is about regret and living with regret. I have always said, “If you don't regret anything, you're not doing enough.” This song is about a few things I specifically regret, but it's also about how glad I am for those things happening. You learn a lot about yourself when you truly dislike yourself. Regret makes you more conscious of what you do on a regular basis–the worse you fuck up, the more conscientious you become.
    Bfgoodwinon March 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe vocals on this song are AMAZING!
    Protest just keeps getting better
    bob52tdon April 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit should be "glasgow kiss", not glass cold kiss. A glasgow kiss is a headbutt
    alexporter1992on January 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentKnows just when i let a bottom be dead
    Never too sure if it's the truth or a lie

    The first line, I'm pretty sure, should be:
    "Closed just one eye, and let a part of me die"

    I always interpret this as him sitting in the psychotherapist's office, squinting to look more carefully at a Rorschach test, or something similar. It correlates with the therapist assigning a "negative" diagnosis to what Rody knows is just his own personality, regrets, quirks and all. By resigning to the diagnosis he has let "a part of himself die."
    caviesfan79on January 13, 2012   Link

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