"Picture a Knife Fight" as written by and Simon Alexander Neil....
I wouldn't listen to her, she'll only break your heart
I'd rather listen to man, woman but not whatever you are
We'll tip it over the edge and watch it disappear
I'll paint a picture of you, well my impression of what is inside

With your stolen eyes
I'm gonna stare at the sun
Until I burn them out
And then I'll picture a knife fight

We're gonna dig up the sky tonight
Bury the sun for the rest of our lives
Lay low and never lie
We're gonna stay here 'til we make it alright

I'm going to grip onto her tiny saxophone
Place an absurd mound of flesh down the tube
And whistle what's inside
I'll tie a ribbon to her because she's all I need
And then I whisper to her, I'd gladly live my whole life on my knees

With your stolen eyes
I'm gonna stare at the sun
Until I burn them out
And then I'll picture a knife fight

We're gonna dig up the sky tonight
Bury the sun for the rest of our lives
Lay low and never lie
We're gonna stay here 'til we make it alright

We're gonna dig up the sky tonight
Bury the sun for the rest of our lives
Lay low and never lie
We're gonna stay here 'til we make it alright

What's the use if we're struggling on?
We've got to let this go
Before it sinks its claws
Deeper into our souls
We've got to stick together,
We've got to stick together
We've got to stick together
What's the goal if we're struggling on?
We've got to let this go
Before it sinks its claws
Deeper into our souls
We've got to stick together,
We've got to stick together
We've got to stick together
We've got to stick together
We've got to stick together
We've got to stick together


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"Picture a Knife Fight" as written by Simon Alexander Neil

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    General CommentIn an interview, Simon and Ben said that this song is very important to them because it's like the anthem of their brotherhood, and Biffy as a team. There was a time (the 2 years long tour of Only Revolutions) when they felt they were drifting apart as a band and as friends. Fortunately, after some time of struggling, they found their spirit back. And the fact that this song closes the entire new album with the line: "We've got to stick together" is a reminder to them of all they've been through.
    Fexxonjion February 22, 2013   Link

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