Our mistakes are scrawled upon the chalkboard
They're scribed across stained glass
They're posted on the billboards
A lackluster charade
And are we so naive to concede these forefathers?
Apparently we are

Well, apparently it's true
There's no slot machines past the pearly gates
Why do we kid ourselves?
We grow old and wise
We just lose our minds

The dinner is a hit
The guests are full of spirits
They gather around the husband
He's versed in party tricks
The wife is in the bedroom
Smearing her makeup, makeup, make it up
But she's got a lover on the side
Motels, cheap wine
She says "You can't base love off the pity fuck,
unless they've got a lot of money."

'Cause it's the games that we play
'Cause we need to exist
We're not humans, we're citizens
It's the one on the ground
With his hands on his heart
It's the cleavage of division
It's all jagged and jaded
But it suits us
We just fake it through


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Retirement Lyrics as written by Hank Snow

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    Well. I think this is about retirement.

    DelictushSexplosiuson April 27, 2003   Link
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    haha, good point

    EmoCauseICryon June 27, 2003   Link
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    ha, I always thought "...across stained glass" was "... the stronger prostate glands"

    Awesome song though, love the near end parts and "we're not humans, we're citizens"

    764-mouseron January 30, 2006   Link
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    hahaha. it does sound like "stronger prostate glands."

    charcoalsketchon January 30, 2006   Link
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    one of the great overlooked cursive songs for me, judging by the few coments. wot beautiful mewing guitars at the beginning. the pity fuck, sad but true?

    arrow100on April 12, 2007   Link

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