If you enjoy the company
of a descending family tree
Well tuck in your thoughts,
it's there or its not.
the feeling is mutual

Well pardon my birth i just slipped out
origins i can't brag about.
spawn of a bank inquisitor
And theives i wish.

Watch out the snitch also
involves himself in blackmail.
One would think the interests conflict.
Yeeeeah, hooo

Change from within the orthodox
Polish the shoes polish the rocks
Well done, but rare I set to not
changing the order...

the air is so taut I feel so thin
Hot is the gun closing in
Hot is the gun i'm closing in
and reeap the benefits

Beware the head of state
says that see believes in leprechauns
Irish folk tales scare the shit out of me, yeah

be as it may i'm happy to say i'm around
Miles accrued and passengers add up
the message on a mirror says "stick with me"
Cause no one's there
to read your reflection when i'm gone
get it on


Lyrics submitted by Racazip, edited by jborq

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    General Commentthe final spoken bit...the 'be as it may...' is brilliant. it's surely about how over the passage of time, acquaintances and 'people you have known and no longer know' just stack up; but there's a few others you measure yourself by - like we know ourselves better through the people we're close to. i think it's a great truth nailed in -until then- a relatively mediocre song.
    a m droneson January 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI quote "Irish folk tales scare the shit out of me" a lot
    Eli_Cashon September 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat is this about?
    Lucanioon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLordy,lordy I love this song....interpreting meaning for this one seems somewhat meaningless....so very open to subjective interpretation it's as if the song is a gift packaged individually for each one of us to with what we wish.
    venom2in2denimon August 21, 2011   Link

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