Are you my pet?
Or did I have to work so hard
for nothing?
I've been here before,
I'll be here again.
My blood runs quick like ink from a squid.

And are you my pet?
Or did I have to work so hard
for nothing?
I know you've met
The mess you'll marry.
He'll keep you fed
but can he carry the weight of your heart?

And everybody says that I'm a fool,
for you.

And I want some cake,
and you that high.
We both want a piece of what will quicken the rot.
We gotta wait for the day the dead will rise;
wait for the day dust settles in our

Step step, step your heart up.
Step step, stitch the holes up.
Step step, step your heart up.
Step step, stitch the holes up.
Step step, step your heart up.
Step step, stitch the holes up.
Step step, step your heart up.
Step step, stitch the holes up.

And are you my pet?
Or did I have to work so hard
for nothing?
Uh huh huh

And everybody says that I'm a fool,
for wanting you.
and everybody says that I'm a fool,
for loving you.
and everybody says that I'm a fool,
for you.


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Steak Knives song meanings
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    Lyric CorrectionAwesome song, but two quick changes:

    I know you've met
    The mess you'll marry.
    He'll keep you fed
    but can he carry the weight of your heart?

    and also

    wait for the day dust settles in our
    BL88on May 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentFor a band that uses literally ever instrument in existence, they do a great job of making some really simple, beautiful songs. Amazing.
    longlostlimbon May 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI just bought a magazine called "UNCUT" (12/2011) in San Francisco CA. It's not porn! Attached to it is "Tom Waits' Jukebox" w/ this song on it.
    Not only did I score a great CD, but I found this site - which is great! I appreciate a song so much more when I know the lyrics.
    woodcuton November 08, 2011   Link

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