Cops and robbers, strictly bargain line,
Spend the wet night tracking visions through the pines.
Draw my arms into my hospital gown.
See the sky open up and rain down,
Rain down.

Mercy for the Diaz brothers.
Mercy for the Diaz brothers.

Hear my rivals on the western wind.
Hard to know who might or might not be your friend.
Work by the Plutonian light.
Forbidden rosary prayers all night,
All night.

Mercy for the Diaz brothers.
Mercy for the Diaz brothers.

Beam of a flashlight,
All night in the woods.
Hunt us like dogs,
And then string us up for good.

Keep one step ahead of enemies.
Foretell worse things than such frightful nights as these.
Lead us to the beach by our hands,
And bury us there in the sand.

Mercy for the Diaz brothers.
Mercy for the Diaz brothers.
Mercy for the Diaz brothers.
Mercy for the Diaz brothers.



Lyrics submitted by lionelhutz, edited by zeppyfish

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    Song MeaningI read an article that said:

    "[The Diaz Brothers] is based on the drug-dealing siblings referenced briefly in the movie Scarface. "Frank tells Tony he has to respect the Diaz brothers, and Tony tells him to eff the Diaz Brothers, and by the time we do see them, they're dead," said Darnielle. "I'm obsessed with people we never got to know but who we know about, because you have a sense of who they were and what became of them since they died, but they're essentially blocking characters in this story we all know. And we're all basically blocking characters in life, when you think about it."

    More here: rollingstone.com/music/news/…
    Cithaeronon September 03, 2012   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionPretty sure that's "strictly bargain-line" at the end of the first line.
    PeteF3on September 09, 2012   Link

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