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A man who thirsts for milk in the unwed regions of his mouth
And finds nothing but sand in an old red pail from his youth
That he's long since ceased to recognize
Hanging heavy by a crooked tooth

Will always thirst like that
Yeah, he will thirst like that always
He will always thirst like that
Yeah, he will thirst like that always

Hidden down in a pyre smoke
Of old movie posters
G4 motherboards with 90s porn in their cache
And barber's trash
Mixed in with the light floating paper ash
And rest is only just some more smoke rising
No fleeting omen for your eyes only waiting
No ancient mystic spirits writhing
Or translucent sage ghosts calmly speaking truths

No you will always thirst like that
Yeah, you will thirst like that always
You will always thirst like that
Yeah, you will thirst like that always

The last black cowboy
Careful to never utter "howdy" or draw fire
Keeps his last crisp Stetson
In a locked drawer at his father's house
Unworn, still in its box

And he will always thirst like that
Yeah, he will thirst like that always
He will always thirst like that
Yeah, he will thirst like that always


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  • +1
    General CommentThe demo version is amazing, too. The lyrics are slightly different but the layers of Yoni's raw singing over the melancholy tune is, somehow, uplifting.
    humanoidson March 29, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningJust thought I'd throw this out there in case anybody picked up different vibes than I did on this track:

    The first verse puts you in the mind of a man trying to remember something from his childhood, or trying to get back some thought or feeling he's grown up and away from - never getting any closer to what he's trying to remember/feel, but unable to stop trying/looking for it. The act of looking for milk in his mouth and finding only sand means he still remembers what he's looking for or knows that he should be looking/familiar with at least a fraction of it, he just can't recognize the memories/feelings for what they were and wouldn't be able to even if he did find what he was looking for in his own memories.

    The second verse describes a bunch of trash in a building that's on fire - movie posters, motherboards and ashes - and someone looking in on the whole mess, watching the smoke rise and thinking about whether or not it's a sign from some god or spirit, a moment meant just for him/her, for whatever the reason. The problem is that there's no meaning waiting in the smoke or created for the onlooker, but that person will always be looking for that meaning, thirsting to see something in the smoke whether or not it's there - and that's the way it will always be.

    The third verse describes the last black cowboy alive today - and as much as it's a part of him to say "howdy" to folks or shoot his gun the way a cowboy would, we don't live in a place or time for cowboys anymore, and he knows that. He still has his brand new Stetson locked away, as if he had bought it in preparation for a day that will never come, and as much as he wants to wear it, he tucks it away along with everything that makes him the cowboy he is and can never be again - and he will always thirst like that.
    paperstarshipson April 14, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI have a vague idea what this song is about, but the way Yoni conveys it is just friggin ridiculous, I love it.

    My favorite song on the new album
    Jawnthanon October 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI love this song; cant stop listening to it. No idea really what its about, other than the vague concept of the human condition.
    cheekolion November 05, 2012   Link

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