"Kissing the Lipless" as written by and James Russell Mercer....
Called to see if your back was still aligned
And your sheets were growing grass out of the corners of your bed

But you've got too much to wear on your sleeves
That has too much to do with me
And secretly I want to bury in the yard
The grey remains of a friendship scarred

You told us of your new life there
You've got someone coming 'round
Gluing tinsel to your crown
He's got you talking pretty loud

Berate, remember your ailing heart and your criminal eyes
You say you're still in love
And it's true what can be done
It's hard to leave all these moments behind

Called to see if your back is still aligned
And your sheets are growing grass out of the corners of your bed

And you've got too much to wear on your sleeves
It's too much to do with me
And secretly I want to bury in the yard
The grey remains of a friendship scarred

You tested your medal of doe's skin and petals
Kissing the lipless and bleed all the sweetness away


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"Kissing the Lipless" as written by James Russell Mercer

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    General Commenti think the chorus is definitely the narrator calling his ex. and he wants to know about her sex life.

    then he says that she has "too much to wear on your sleeves" which i think means he caused her a lot of emotional baggage and it's too much for her to handle. he wants to forget about their "scarred" relationship and just move on.

    the next verse discribes how she comes back to her old life or his social group and talks about her new life and boyfriend. she tells the narrator that she still loves him, even though she has a boyfriend, which is what the "criminal eyes" part refers to (her disloyalty).

    im a little confused about the last part. maybe the "metal" means her toughness or armor. which apparently isnt working too well, because it is made of "doe's skin (a baby deer, not a corpse) and petals". this might mean that she's putting up a front about loving her new boyfriend, but the narrator can tell that she's really fragile.

    i think "kissing the lipless" means trying to make something work that can't, that being her new relationship. it's like she's trying to make out with someone with no lips.
    jazzy88on June 16, 2005   Link

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