"Hair-Trigger" as written by and Luke Hoskin Arif Mirabdolbaghi....
That sweet little red-head's got her hooks in my back
She points her finger and she shows me what I lack
Her pale skin, it burns so hard in the midnight air
She paints the streets a shade of grey around my chair, so come on in

Her heartbreak on my skin and her scent on my fingers
Her taste is on my mind, it constantly lingers
'Til I can breathe her, 'til I can believe her
'Til I can breathe her, 'til I can leave her.

Every kiss is a little sickening
I can feel deaf fingers quickening
Tightening my passageways
If you can't count the years start counting down.

Try to remember that she hates you,
And though she might elate you
She tries to kill the great that's in you now
She's hand picked the fate that awaits you,
And despite her words
It's not too late

I wrote a goddamn love song to praise everything I hate
And the kids were wanting a chorus line and they sealed my picture's frame
She might run shit for right now, but I'll be damned if it's forever and always

As the chorus fades away like friends in high school hallways

Oh, I got this feeling that things will never ever ever be the same

"What about those rainy nights in London?
What about the crippling desert heart?
What about all those times you swore you'd never leave me?"
"What about the hospital in LA?"
"You took me back after that night"
"What about that blackened image in my mind?"
"I swear I'll burn with a new light"
"What the frozen, dripping holiday bird that's cold?"

She's cold as ice


Lyrics submitted by Skithus, edited by Bagelity, Nemo Somnium

"Hair-Trigger" as written by Rody Walker Lucas Hoskin

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    General CommentHaven't figured it all out yet but here's my take so far... :

    That sweet little red-head's got her hooks in my back
    She points her finger and she shows me what I lack
    Her pale skin, it burns so hot in the midnight air
    She paints the streets a shade of grey around my chair, so come on in

    Her heartbreak on my skin and her scent on my fingers
    Her taste is on my mind, it constantly lingers
    'til I can breathe her, 'til I can believe her
    'til I can breathe her, 'til I can leave her.

    Every kiss is a little sickening
    I can feel death's fingers quickening
    Tightening my passageways
    If you can't count the years start counting days

    ?that she hates you
    ? she violates you
    She tries to kill the ?

    Despite her words it's not too late

    I wrote a goddamn love song to praise everything i hate
    and kids were watching the chorus line
    and they sealed my picture's frame

    She might run shit for right now,
    But I'll be damned if it's forever and always.

    As the chorus line eats away like friends in high school hallways/always

    Oh, I've got this feeling
    That things will never, ever, ever be the same

    Things will never be the same

    What about those rainy nights in London? What about the crippling desert heat?
    What about all those times you swore you'd never leave me?

    What about the hospital in LA?
    Took me ? ? away that night
    What about that blackened image in my mind?
    I swear ??

    What about the ? ? next door

    Cold, cold, cold...she's cold as ice!

    customguitars87on March 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningknowing that protest almost never write what they mean i think this song is about cigarettes, and Rody's attempt to quit. If your a smoker you can start to see meaning in the words.
    WaffleSauceon March 17, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthe song is clearly about smoking

    Hair Trigger means responding to the slightest provocation or stimulation.

    That sweet little redhead is talking about the ember on the cigarette

    Her pale skin BURNS so hot in the midnight air clearly the white paper most cigs are wrapped in

    She paints the streets a shade of gray around my chair (the Ashes)

    Her heartbreak on my skin her scent on my fingers (the coloring and smell of the constant smoker)

    Every kiss is a little sickening i can feel death's fingers quickening tightening my passageway (clearly the loss of the ability to breath from smoking)

    Try to remember that she hates you and although she might elate you she trys to kill the great thats in you now. (once again talking about the time consuming and physical degeneration of smoking)

    And she's handpicked the fate That awaits you now And despite her words
    It's not too late. (clearly the knowledge that quitting will lead you to a better life)

    I wrote a goddamn love song to praise everything i hate (his pro smoking cigarette song) And kids were watching the chorus line and the sealed my pictures frame(watching him and thinking that rody is a proud cigarette smoker which at the time he was but has since changed and the regret he now feels)

    She might run shit for right now but i'll be damned if it's forever and always (the decision to quit)

    As the chorus line fades away like friends in high school hallways (the regret subsiding with time and the death of his friend)

    I got this feeling that things will never be the same (him actually beginning to quit)

    What about those rainy nights in london what about the crippling desert heat what about all those times you swore you'd never leave me? (the good times that he truely loved smoking)

    What about the hospital in L.A. You took me back after that night (relapsing)
    What about that blackened image in my mind? (seeing what lung cancer does to a person) I swear i burn with a new light (the crap you will tell yourself so you will start up again)

    What about that frozen dripping holiday bird thats cold.....she's cold as ice...(my favorite metaphor of the whole song....quitting cold turkey!)
    Nepwneonon July 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI can see at some lines why it could be interpreted as a song about cigarettes but to me it really sounds like it's about a girl. It's another crazy fast paced song by them
    corerulezon December 25, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwhy is only like half the song on here?
    Sycoon March 03, 2011   Link
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    General Commenttry to remember that she hates you
    and though she violates you
    she trys to kill quake thats in your neck

    "What about that blackened image in my mind?"
    I swear I burn with a new light

    is what I hear. Although
    killsomethingon March 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentYou know, waffle sauce, you might be right. I thought this song was about a girl, but it definitely also could describe cigarettes. Though, the "her scent on my fingers" part is less hilarious now :P
    The Spoonon March 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSong is definitely about cigarettes.

    And the one part is:

    Try to remember that she hates you
    And though she might elate you
    She tries to kill the great that's in you now.

    When I thought the song was about a girl I thought he was saying violate in a positive way (sex). But it makes more sense like this.
    crackerron March 20, 2011   Link
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    General Comment
    What about the hospital in LA?
    Took me a pack to get through that night (or You took me back after that night)
    What about that blackened image in my mind?
    I swear I'll burn with a new light

    What about that frozen dripping holiday burn that's cold.
    crackerron March 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHair-Trigger” is about addiction. I believe the type of addiction is fairly evident through the massive metaphor. It was kind of a cheap way to write an entire song about a burning little stick and not have it consist of only two lines. It was sort of my way of communicating to people that I do not love it. - Rody Walker
    Bfgoodwinon March 26, 2011   Link

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