Waxen nun in her bed
"I had to do it!" she said.
If you let a child
be a child, you ain't
doin' her no favors in the end.
Which brings us to her portrait
the photograph
of the orphan they ripped
in half
and left what was left
in the forest
a hell for which there is no name

Most love comes around
second hand.
It's a starving age better take
take what you can and
maybe you've been orphaned
unforgivably—if so, I bet you know of some
traditional wretch you left
to catch her death out in the snow

Unhappy child!
Flash me your
rottweiler smile
don't let no
modern kind of love bring you down
there's plenty of
decent tail in this town
Did you grow up in a trailer park
Did you grow up
in an immaculate and humorless place
where the holy spirit, when you came crawling in
turned away from his face

There are some parents whose
children long for divorce. (x3)

Now that you've buried your head
in this time, where
dust sharp and fine
rises from the mouth
of the diamond mine
where hungry pickaxes tear at the rind
and cut men up from the inside

Oh gun toting urchin
what do you need?
Oh it's nothin'
she ain't comin'
back to me

Marrow knowing orphan
what can I bring?
Oh it's nothing
He already took

Lyrics submitted by SeasonsInVerse, edited by adngai

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    General CommentI looovvvee this song. Just saw 'em perform a show in Detroit and they rocked it. I love her voice. :)
    iamcitizenon October 20, 2014   Link

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