hold aloft
crystal glass
light hits
breaks a face apart
predatory by design
we know you think what's yours is mine
so much skin so little time
endless sea

holy god
we are just bags of blood
stop hitting on girls you love
stop spitting on girls you love

hold aloft
crystal glass
light hits
breaks your face apart
i love anyone but me
tried sipping subtly
it's all in who you see
endless sea

chorus

all in all it's still repeating
the letch fucks the fawn
stoney eyes never stop bleeding
if they saw what we saw
snakes out, sex stealing
what about the law
not every girl is a nail
you're not a hammer
so ...

what about what about what about what about right now right now
what about what about what about what about right now right now
what about what about what about what about right now right now
what about what about what about what about right now right now




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    Lyric CorrectionIn the second verse, the lyrics are pretty clearly:

    "Light hits, breaks MY face apart..." and
    "I love anyone but me, SO I TIP IT SUBTLY, AND it's all in who you see, endless sea..."

    and at the end it's:
    "stoney eyes never stop bleeding, if YOU saw what we saw, snakes out sex stealing, what about the DRAW..."

    ---

    I believe the "So I tip it subtly" part is referring, as others have said, to how women tend to adore another woman's looks but subtly tip the scales by which they judge another when judging themselves. I.e. a woman looks at another woman and thinks "she's beautiful," but then looka in the mirror, sees the same characteristics she just appreciated and thinks negatively about herself.

    This song, to me, is about the darker side of attraction--how men and women both are routinely fostering a predatory sexual mindset, with men and women both constantly objectifying women.

    Elizabeth has said as much in this interview: qromag.com/interviews/interviews/elizabeth_powell_of_land_of_talk_:_q&a,_part_ii/
    johnfactorialon October 04, 2010   Link

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