Into the source of a squall
I inevitably fall
Toward the well-spring of all agony
Shuffling endlessly
Whether or not it was always going to be this way
It only mattered yesterday

No skin like the skin you woke up in
No skin like the skin you woke up in

Up from the earth and the clay
Melting away
Never lose enough to find my form
Trudge through the storm
Wait in hope
For some as yet undiscovered isotope

No skin like the skin you woke up in
No skin like the skin you woke up in

When at last
The die gets cast
Read the numbers out loud
With your head bowed
Try to find a face to focus on
But the memory's gone
Wherever my former self went
It was an accident
Try to picture him in my mind's eye
Say goodbye

No skin like the skin you woke up in
No skin like the skin you woke up in


Lyrics submitted by mrtrout, edited by jtk1993

"Song For Ted Sallis" as written by John Darnielle

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    General CommentOh, this song is sad. Hunkered down in his fallout shelter, waiting for the fire-and-brimstone apocolypse that isn't going to come. Faith.

    "It's okay, God, I believe in you. I trusted you this long, you're going to do as you promised, and I'm going to see it. I lived the faithful life and I know my reward is waiting."

    No. He's not coming. Not the way you think, not at all. And in the mean time, you haven't even lived.
    ABookOnAShelfon April 10, 2008   Link

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