"Sunset (The Death of Thumbelina)" as written by Sam S. Hollander, David Anthony Katz and David Baxter....
Four four almost finite
When I peeked inside
I did not see chalice or grail
God wasn't there
In the darkness
The curtain tearn
I already saw
Black ships ate the sky
And flying moons
Scare children
The dusk blue breaks
And the bluebottles laugh
The trees all fall and I hear collapse
But smile and nod and watch the dim sunset
Whilst the cocktails clash
Bleak glass domes
Make shivers in my peacock eye
And I am all Thumbelina
I died for you all
And if you took the time
To take your time
And sleep this time all the way home
And watch the egg-timers bubble and wink
There's a face behind a gun
That sleeps behind the owl
The matinee is showing in town sunset
And we tumble into the cardboard sunset
The flowers smile

Lyrics submitted by Selkis

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    General CommentGenerally, David's lyrics are always remarkable for me, but on this album I just wasn't able to appreciate as much from it. Nonetheless, this song is wonderful, especially with the buzz of Ben Chasny's guitar work.

    The beginning lyrics set is very interesting, though.
    ...especially since he's (apparently) a big Christian now or whatever.
    JohnnyDeathon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor me, this song means that the world isn't that interessant from the moment we get old.. and we all have to face a devil, .
    relax777on August 06, 2009   Link

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