The scent of my hands is familiar
To fosterly men in their coats
Who guard not their spirits from fire
Fire, fire, fire, fire
Who speak with some tenderly coax

The tinge of my eyes is familiar
To fosterly men in their coats
Who fiend close, close, close to their closetly homes
And ruminate the walls up with ghosts

Ears ring and teeth click and
Ears ring and teeth click and
Ears, ears
Ears ring and teeth click and
Ears ring and teeth click and
Ears ring and teeth click and
Ears ring and teeth click and
Ears, ears ring

The air is familiar the sound is not still
Dead voices cover their moats
They fill the cloth totes with
The rustles of earth
And the crying, detritioning bones

The dust off my knuckles familiar
To culminated piles, to culminated piles of bones
That shift when the earth quakes and trembles, trembles
And quarries men up to their thrones

The scent of my skin is familiar
To fosterly men in their coats
Who guard not their spirits from fire
Fire, fire, fire, fire
Who speak with some tenderly, speak with some tenderly coax

The air is familiar the sound is not still
Dead voices cover their moats
They fill the cloth totes with
The rustles of earth
And the ladies that they have ungirthed

Ears ring and teeth click and
Ears ring and teeth click and
Ears ring and teeth click and
Ears ring and teeth click and
Ears, ears ring.


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  • +7
    Lyric Correctiongot the album early from their show in prospect park, brooklyn. lyrics from the LP as follows.

    the secent of my hands is familiar
    to fosterly men in their coats
    who guard not their spirits from fire
    who speak with some tenderly coax

    the tinge of my eyes is familiar
    to fosterly men in their coats
    who fiend close to their closetly homes
    and ruminate the walls up with ghosts

    ears ring and teeth click and

    the dust of my knuckles familiar
    to culminated piles of bones
    that shift when the earth quakes and trembles
    and quarries men up to their thrones

    the air is familiar the sound is not still
    dead voices cover their moats
    they fill the cloth totes with
    the rustles of earth
    ans the crying detritioning bones
    and the ladies that they have ungirthed
    kjn3on July 15, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI think she might be talking about a Dante's Inferno type of level in hell where the lustful remain...
    pattypoohon August 04, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is what I hear for a couple of the missing pieces:

    The tinge of my eyes is familiar
    to prostrated men in their call
    to (?) get close, close, close

    To culminated piles,
    that shift when the earth quakes
    It trembles, trembles
    (?) and call these men up to their, call these men up their thrones


    to me the chorus sounds like,

    the air is familiar, so is that scale
    dead voices cover their rooms
    refill their altars, vessels of you
    and cry in detritioning bones

    'Dust of' sounds more like 'dust off' (also, maybe my knuckles instead of necklace?)
    stevens32on June 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSounds like people praying and chanting??
    undErneethon July 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Ungirthed" girth = large belly..

    Is this song about childbirth..? abortion..?
    iddyon February 06, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningSo it's about how Megan's never been to new york.. not to destroy the mystery or anything
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    iddyon April 24, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about hell. If you read the bible it says that the ears will ring and the teeth will click when people will burn in hell. The whole song makes sense as to a hell interpretation. Seems like she's having a mirage or a dream about what hell is gonna be, she says that they try to protect their spirits from fire fire fire fire, hell anyone? What is so familiar to her may be the suffering on Earth, as for the scent, the scent of fire. I'm not a religious person, and I don't know if this song has a religious undertone, but it kinda makes sense. That's my opinion. Weird how it's so catchy and cute sounding and it talks about ghosts and roasted people and supposedly prostrated men... 0_0. xD
    jbvyletteon July 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI believe it's "Dead voices cover their moans" -- that is to say, the moans of those men conducting the ritual are being drowned out by the dead voices.
    gooddurnikon July 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction(?) and teeth click
    and (?) and teeth click
    and (?)
    (?) and teeth click
    and (?) and teeth click
    and (?) and teeth click
    and (?) and teeth click
    and (?)

    ears ringing, teeth clicking
    ears ringing, teeth clicking
    ears ears
    ears ringing, teeth clicking
    ears ringing, teeth clicking
    ears ringing, teeth clicking
    ears ringing, teeth clicking
    ears ears ring



    (?) and teeth click
    and (?) and teeth click
    and (?) and teeth click
    and (?) and teeth click
    and (?)

    ears ringing, teeth clicking
    ears ringing, teeth clicking
    ears ringing, teeth clicking
    ears ringing, teeth clicking
    ears ears ring

    Found the line quoted on Pitchfork.
    pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/12088-ungirthed/

    For the, "to (?) men in their call" line. I hear, "outstanding" where the question mark is.
    bdailyon June 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"To guard all their spirits from fire" rather than "to gargle on their spirits from fire".

    Also, in trying to get the words where the last ? is, I get "And play with something they've ungirthed". Not entirely sure about any of it other than the "and play" and "ungirthed" though.
    rdh0408on August 03, 2011   Link

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