"The Casualty" as written by Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Clint Frederick Schnase and Ted James Stevens....
The night has fallen down the staircase
And I, for one, have felt its bruises
Equilbrium; inebriated
Our social graces have been displaced

As we sink deeper into the drink
The volume increases....
Night time resurrects fault lines
Silent wars -- rumble somewhere below
The surfaces verses...
The surfaces verses...
The shoe is dropped, lungs explode
Shards of words of a shattered voice
And there's still a hole where the phone was thrown

Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah...
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah...

The moon is rising, a revolution
I close my eyes and the room is spinning
You're screaming:

"Sweetie, the moon has raped me --
It has left its seeds like a tomb inside me
So I must learn to abort these feelings
This romance is bleeding..."

Night time triggers the land mines
Bedroom wounds -- lovers like brigadiers
Marching two by two...
Marching two by two...
A soldier's down
Flood gates burst
I've said some things I wish you'd never heard
Like, "There's still a hole where the phone was thrown."
It's growing as we speak
And it's sucking us both in
A vacuum of sorrow to swallow up the day

Lyrics submitted by jephque

"The Casualty" as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +1
    General Comment"the moon has raped me" is also used in the lament of pretty baby.

    those are some harsh lyrics right there.
    BleeDEmOon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so amazing. the beginning kind of reminds me of an at the drive in song. -shrug-
    "sweetie, the moon has raped me -" is also used in the lament of pretty baby. [ heh. that was not meant to copy the first line. it just came out]
    but it is such a powerful line. as are all of cursive's songs. do they remind anyone else of thursday?
    midnighton June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey repeat a lyric on every song in domestica.
    kris xxxon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm, seeing that no one has tackled this song yet, I'm saying two lovers fighting, kinda obvious if you ask me.
    tsucolon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe whole domestica album has a broken relationship theme. 'Game of who..' 'lament of' and 'radiator' for example. They all take a jaded look on relationships, although lament does give a ray of hope at the end
    Lets_kill_musicon July 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttim wrote these songs after his failed marriage, hence the broken relationship theme
    6 to 8on July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf this song were to transform into a human being, i would have sex with that human being until i passed out. That's how good it is.
    Bacio24on July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti would make sure to do it anally though, just so you could call the song your bitch.
    knifetohisthroaton August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWonderful lyrics, and yes, it does remind me of Thursday, maybe that's why I suddenly loved Cursive as soon as I heard them.
    persaon August 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCursive has so much more groove than Thursday, and the guitar work is way more complex. These guys have been around longer too. Domestica is suppose to be Concept album, hence the repeated lyrics and overall theme.
    MetalFaceon September 10, 2002   Link

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