There's no box to tick for red,
so I put down blue instead
cos it's closest there's to grey in the categories

And the veins within the whites
are a statement of demise,
Doe Eyes you should stay at home licking batteries

And I feel like I'm the host
of a terrible game-show
and the guests on today's quiz are celebrities

Won't respond to any clues
they're just cracking jokes for views
but the answers to these questions mean everything

[Chorus]
I had a friend who,
had made a flag day
Blood on their hands from
shards of a heartbreak
I have known friends to,
crack from love's weight
Blossom in ribcage,
until their backs break

Oh it won't get better,
that doesn't mean it's gonna get any worse
You're final draft'a life-long love letter,
signed to the man who will be driving your hearse

Salacia's in the depths,
and if I avoid the nets,
threaten "I'll cuckold you Neptune" for definite

Meet between the dog and wolf,
with the hoarfrost underfoot
and I'll show you every fire in Delphinus

(A heart of stone,
rind so tough it's crazy,
that's why they call me the avocado, baby)

May she who casts the first
fist of dirt across the casket
have mourners lick the mud from her fingernails

'tween the breadth'a your arms span
I was a renaissance man,
books of lies stacked either side you were my carrell

[Chorus]
I had a friend who,
had made a flag day
Blood on their hands from
shards of a heartbreak
I have known friends to,
crack from love's weight
Blossom in ribcage,
until their backs break

(A heart of stone,
rind so tough it's crazy,
that's why they call me the avocado, baby)

Oh it won't get better,
that doesn't mean it's gonna get any worse
You're final draft'a life-long love letter,
signed to the man who will be driving your hearse

(A heart of stone,
rind so tough it's crazy,
that's why they call me the avocado, baby)



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  • +1
    General CommentI love the metaphor of the avocado for him being able to cope with emotional pain and heartbreak and apparently being unfazed. I think he's saying that unlike his friends he won't "crack from love's weight" because he's the avocado with the heart of stone.

    Salacia was apparently the wife of Neptune and goddess of the sea in Roman mythology. Delphinius is a constellation which was (according to the myth) put there by Neptune to thank the dolphin who helped him find Salacia. I think the "every fire in Delphinius" is a reference to romantic star gazing. I guess like a lot of their songs it's about being unlucky in love.
    funkyseaweedon November 01, 2013   Link
  • -2
    General Commentit's about aging with grace.
    heatrashon November 22, 2013   Link

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