There are wires in between
Human heart and machine.
I will wait for mountains
To tell me youre okay

On paper my future will lay.
Ill fold every failure into a crane.

Trust is quicksand,
Claiming everything I have,
All to give me life, all to give me life.

Slow down, hide your eyes!
The sun is setting fire
Through glass, branches deep.
I cough only to breathe.

Trust is quicksand,
Claiming everything I have,
All to give me life, all to give me life.
One thousand more to go,
Ill send every prayer from below.
I was swallowed by a whale.

Slow down, youre all words
And love is made of yarn.
Scissors,
A slip of the hand, a slip of the tongue;
God knows I meant no harm, I meant no harm.

In between every promise and lie there is a kiss.
In between tempers and suitcases there is a kiss.

In between medicine and the sick there is a kiss.
In between arrows, aim, and release, there is a kiss.

(Anchors in reverse
Lead us back to birth.)



Lyrics submitted by Johnde08

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    General CommentWell, now that we have the correct lyrics, posted by SaL themselves on their Myspace, we can start the commenting. I thought we should also post this, because much like the songs by imogen heap and snow patrol, this song is going to be featured on the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy.

    Great song though. by a great band. on a great CD. i think most people can identify with the message of this song, that it is just so hard to escape.
    Johnde08on September 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits just about being able to trust, when it so hard, and it can engulp you like quicksand.
    music*ismyboyfriendon September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the honesty. The analogies fit perfect. Trust feels like it is always about lies. And lust just feeds the flames of trust.
    surfcloudson March 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe line "love is made of yarn/scissors/a slip of the hand/a slip of the tongue/God knows I meant no harm" is one of my favorite lyric lines of all time. This song is beautiful. It's about wanting to trust someone and you just... can't... Other people have abused your trust now you have nothing left.
    spanish_eyeson April 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is magical. i love this band. i think its only a matter of time before they blow up!
    dmbislove41on April 26, 2007   Link

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