As kisses go
It wasn't anything out of the ordinary
The alkaline lips
The fingers hooked around my belt

She had to go
She took a step back in and then she started to smile
I heard a funny sound
then everything seemed to shift... Yeah

A crazy wail,
A funny shutter of a bad magnetic event
A ghost ran through us
Moving like a shadow of a cloud
And I wasnt sure
I thought that something happened but I didn't know what
The moment seemed to fade
And I turned my eyes back to her
That's when I saw
I freeze the look of pre-alert and study it still
Her smile starts to loosen
Her pupils yawn wide and then she's blown...

From the face of the earth

There wasn't any wind, no noise, no nothing just a body jerked skyward, limbs flailing like an unloved marionette, at impossible speed, receding away like a far away dot

I can see her still, scream for help but no one answered, she was
turning end on end, roaming like a long lost astronaut, I felt the summer air reclaim me, the chirp of a bird, the whisper of leaves, and I was frozen...

To the face of the earth

I never really knew the way she lived her life
I tried a couple numbers but they never called back
I didn't know her family or friends at all
With no one to call, summer turned to fall
I gave up

It's been a couple years and I guess I'm fine about it
It's not like we were married It was three or four months
And nothing's really different though it seems like I'll spend my life in planes,
Which is kind of strange
But I don't know.......

No no no no no
No no no no no
No no no no no

Lyrics submitted by gatsby, edited by ConReid

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    General CommentThis song reminds me of an ultra-hip art gallery, you know, a fucking chic coffeeshop or jazz club. I'm not sure where the similarities lie, but there is just this stylish vibe.
    The subject matter furthers my's an abstract and almost 'collegiate' manner of addressing a relationship where the female simply left, with virtually no notification or she was blown completely off of the face of the earth.
    The aftertaste resulted in something similar to "a quizzical expression suspended on confounded cheeks".
    I don't know's just so fucking ethereal, the song is excellent.
    WhiteTideon April 11, 2003   Link

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