"Burn After Writing" as written by and Tom May Greg Barnett....
Here's to you
The same chords that stole from a song that I once heard
Same melody I borrowed from the void
I'd rather observe than structure a narrative
The characters are thin
The plot does not develop
It ends where it begins
It's on the screen, in paperbacks
In section eight and cul de sacs
Electro haikus and drunk sonnets are moving me along
Along

You cut my hair
You left red ink everywhere
Do my hands tell a story?
Is it boring?
You cut my hair
You left red ink everywhere
Do my hands tell a story?
Is it boring?

What I'd give to force your sigh
What I'd give to see you cry
What I'd give for your caress
To see your blue cotton dress
Balled up on the floor
Certain memories are the problem
Certain drunken lines are the shame
Seven hundred miles and four years
I can't fight the flame that burns
And it burns and it burns and it burns

You cut my hair
You left red ink everywhere
Do my hands tell a story?
Is it boring?
You cut my hair
You left red ink everywhere
Do my hands tell a story?
Is it boring you?

Was I wishing on satellites?
Tell me how you've been doing that trick
I'm just wishing the flame away
Now I'm wishing the flame away


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  • +1
    General CommentWishing on satellites is a Billy Bragg reference
    snorkieon March 18, 2012   Link
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    Song ComparisonAm the only one who thinks the Bouncing Souls fucked this song up?
    Tig45on July 11, 2014   Link
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    General CommentAnd I think "tell me how you've been doing that trick" is a reference to 'Just Like Heaven' by The Cure, covered by many other artists.
    Tig45on August 24, 2014   Link

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