When you hacked out of the forest, your hat was green, your head was going soft
With my silver veins and rusty brain, I didn’t even know what you were called
But what with your talking monkey and your infinite kindness, it wasn’t long till we were all enthralled

Now holding prisms to her eyes, I mean, you buy her pretty things, so I have heard
You get so excited when she prophesies, I think once you even said a word
And if I hadn’t been studying morbid psychology, of course I wonder if any of this would have occurred

Though your bones are red and hers are white, I know you’re very nice to her and all
I mean, I heard you making love with her, you picked a spot right up against my wall
I mean, mostly I went out sleepwalking, what with you two having such a ball!

Until she found me by the trains in the morning I’d been running much too fast
She bent down for her keys and said, â€�It’s no good to dwell on what is pastâ€�
She wouldn’t follow you at first, but I know she’s been very happy since you fixed her up at last

Some birds are on a wire, some diamonds have been dropped upon the sill
Their colors spread on everything, and they will hold you safe and hold you still
So if I won’t be her wrecking ball, at least I know that somebody will

Lyrics submitted by thefifthbeliever

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