I come to you all dressed in sound
Bluebirds tripping wires to the ground
Connected to a time machine that will not power down
Set the crosshairs back on one

You said we'd only die here in a sun
The way your head stone shines
I only wish that it was mine
So set the crosshairs back on one

And nail the loop that brings the second run
Passed the wished on charms
And through the lens back to your living arms
This time machine won't power down

And this time machine won't power down
And still the crosshairs rest on one
And still you rest there in the morning sun
And still I fumble through pages of constructions on the ride

I like the blown out sound that you've found
I like the way it feels here coming down
The way your headstone shines
I only wish that it was mine


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Ms. Lazarus Lyrics as written by Jeffery Dimpsey Bryan St. Pere

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    this is my favorite song. not only are the lyrics meaningful but the musicians are amazing. hum can be very ambiguous with their lyrics and i think that they leave some to be interpereted. this song to me is about a lover passing away. about creating a time machine to bring him back into her arms over and over again to the beginning. about wishing that he'd taken her place in death. and possibly a broken promise. that the relationship was to last forever yet came to an abrupt end.

    christaphurleeon October 15, 2006   Link
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    Gotta love those crystal clean guitars, such great guitar work on this song- Hum didn't need to blast you with distortion to space out.

    'the way your headstone shines I only wish that it was mine' -- Matt wishes he was dead instead of his lover.

    All sorts of astro-nonsense and a loose concept of building a time machine. a great vocal performance, man that guy could use that calm- timbre of a voice he's got.

    acorm88on March 27, 2008   Link
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    i think the time machine hes talking about is his memory, he wishes he could forget and carry on, but cant

    hasboon July 31, 2009   Link

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