all my branches break
when you go and tell me
your body can't take
the nights of being lonely
i'm racing through the dark
a headless saint bernard
to cauterize the scars
that line your dirty heart
what the hell can i do
when you whisper "punish me"
snap me like a tiger trap
harvest all my honey
i'm bracing for the shiver
string me in your quiver
aim for the skyline
but shoot me in the river
and terror quits me
when you palpitate
confess directly
sadness spreads your legs
i contemplate the toll
turning diamonds into coal
traveling down this hole
throwing conscience to the wind
that spins

it's not a path that
i ever thought that
i would traffic to get you back
our panic will burst
like birds full of aspirin
we're not to blame
it's the same as it was never before

i'm not a scoundrel
it's just a suit that fits me
cut tight and breathes nice
maintains insanity
never thought i'd be like
a hunger with no appetite
a hunter with no urge for thrills
the type of man i despise
so i ask the devil (sir)
how to learn to handle (sir)
a woman with a shovel (sir)
digging downward spirals
he tells me what to do
how to strut my cool
polish up my boots
with all your lover's blood

it's just
it's not a road that
i ever thought that i would
traffic to get you back
our panic will burst
like birds full of aspirin
we're not to blame
it's the same as it was never before

and i'll roll in the trenches
bayonet just what i need
hate you more than anything
'cause you're everything to me
so you've met your match
you don't even know it yet
challenge? this ain't challenge
when evils got your edge

this time
it's not a road that
i ever thought that i would
traffic to get you back
our panic will burst
like birds full of aspirin
we're are to blame
it's the same as it was never before


Lyrics submitted by ladysoviet, edited by KabukiJake

Knuckle Down song meanings
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  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionHere's my corrections. I used both the studio version and multiple live versions to correlate. This is close to 100%.

    ********
    all my branches break
    when you go and tell me
    your body can't take
    lots of bein' lonely

    I'm racing through the dark
    a headless Saint Bernard
    to cauterize the scars(stars?)
    that line your dirty heart

    what the hell can I do
    when you whisper "punish me"?
    snap me like a tiger trap
    I lost all my honey

    I'm bracing for the shiver
    string me in your quiver
    aim me for the skyline
    but shoot me in the river

    and terror quits me
    when you palpitate
    confess directly
    sadness spreads your legs

    I contemplate the toll
    turning diamonds into coal
    traveling down this hole
    throwing conscience to the wind

    that's blues, it's not a path that
    I ever thought I would traffic to get you back
    our panic will burst like birds full of aspirin
    we're not to blame
    it's the same as it was never before, so

    I'm not a scoundrel
    It's just a suit that fits me
    cut ties and breeze nights
    maintains insanity
    never thought I'd be like a hunger with no appetite
    a hunter with no urge for thrills
    a time for now, despise

    so I ask the devil
    how to learn to handle
    woman with a shovel
    digging downward spirals
    She tells me what to do
    and how to strut my cool
    and polish up my boots
    with all your lovers blood

    it's cursed, it's not a road that I ever thought
    I would traffic to get you back
    our panic will burst like birds full of aspirin
    we're not to blame
    it's the same as it was never before, so

    and I roam the trenches,
    barely just what I need
    hate you more than anything 'cause
    you're everything to me, so
    you met your match, don't even know it yet
    challenges ain't challenge
    when a needle's got your edge

    this time, it's not a hole that I ever thought
    I would traffic to get you back
    our panic will burst like birds full of aspirin
    we are to blame
    it's the same is it was never before, so -
    **************

    What a kickass song.
    ikefoxon April 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure these are correct but a few corrections..
    'push me' should be 'punish me'
    and tiny trap should be 'tiger trap'
    "never thought I'd be like a hunger window appetite
    a hunger window urge for thrills"
    should be:
    "never thought I'd be like a hunger with no appetite
    a hunger with no urge for thrills"


    miahhhon March 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNice transcript there, ikefox. I'd make a few changes though:

    "A time for now, despise" = "Type of man I despise"

    "She tells me what to do" = "He tells me what to do" ("He" being the Devil)

    "Barely just what I need" = "Bayonet's just what I need"

    A kickass song, indeed.
    krugforprezon May 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPretty sure the last chorus is

    it's cursed, not a road that I ever thought
    I would travel to get you back
    our panic will burst like birds full of aspirn
    we ARE to blame
    it's the same is it was NEVER before, so
    Risonhighmeron May 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan anyone actually tell me what this song is talking about? I mean, editing the lyrics is freaking great, but I wanna know the song meaning. Like from the title of this site. Is it just such common knowledge that I should just know it? Or does no one know? Cause I looked all over the internet for a meaning and couldn't find one. Please help, and sorry if I seem kinda snarky. Not only am I just a bitchy female, I'm also PMSing. Good day and give me a meaning!
    jennakat01on September 22, 2014   Link

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