Posts Tagged ‘deer tick’

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Diamond Rings – Deer Tick

March 19, 2009

Oh it takes my life away
To think of her as gone
Now I’m running down the maze
And I’m finding only war

Blowing down the flame
To catch the burning wind
Now I’m running out of steam
Now watch this man collapse

You said you wanted a better life
And you will tell me what you find
And then I’ll stay the whole night through
And I’ll turn from sad to blue
Yes I’m choking after you
Yeah I’m choking after you

Wish you’d think of me
The way I think of you
Well I find it hard to breathe
Cause now I know the truth

So what good would fingers be
If it weren’t for diamond rings?
Now I know you’re leaving me
And I know that I’m no king

And you said you wanted a better life
And you will tell me oh what you find
And then I stay the whole night through
And I turn from sad to blue
Yeah I’m choking after you
Miss, I’m choking now, do you?

(Go ahead now, tell them all about it)

So what good would fingers be
If it weren’t for diamond rings?
Now I know you’re leaving me
And I know that I’m no king

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Ashamed – Deer Tick

October 30, 2008

I am the boy your mother wanted you to meet.
But, I am broken and torn with hills on my feet.
And with your purest light, why don’t you shine on me?
Well I should have been an angel,
But, I’m too dumb to speak.
Now, as she gets nearer, the visions get clearer.
I’ll kneel and weep.
I will hold her dear.
Oh, If your eyes water, you’ve got your favorite number to spin.

And oh, what a crying shame, a crying shame,
What we became.

Murder in my throat, screaming bloody all night.
Hit him with a book and how he crumbles.
Oh, you should of seen how the arches tumble,
They’re golden no more.
Now, I’m smiling in my blood.

I’m caught in a whirlwind.
I’m going to heaven.
I’m standing on trial and it’s painted on canvas,
An eternal testament to how we are so animalistic.

And oh, what a crying shame, what a crying shame,
What we became.

I bow my head in the morning light and say goodnight.
I held her hand and I, I kissed her eyes.
Stumbled down the stairs and hang my self on high.
And, I started for the town that I….
[front yard]
…and died.

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Art Isn’t Real (City of Sin) – Deer Tick

October 7, 2008

I am the dotted line,
And you fill me in with whatever you like.
I am just going through the motions.
I need an old fashioned potion.
There has gotta be some old recipe.
‘Cuz I gotta get drunk,
I gotta forget about somethings.

I lived in lies all my life,
And I’ve been living here for a long, long time,
And I know its been coming down a while now,
When it shows, then you get me on the dial,
But right now you’re half way around the world,
Maybe I’ll see better days, but I’m not so sure I will.

I’m still hanging round and round.
Sometimes it’s a racket, but lately not a sound.
In the bowels of history and time,
I have learned to stay back and never shine.
Now I feel stupid when I smile.
For not a journey, a circus are our lives.

I can’t make up for everything I waste,
And I know that I could never afford a taste,
Of anything that your lovely hands make,
It eats away before the soul break.
Just because it brings a smile to my face,
such a bad memory, you just can’t erase.

I know of a City to steal from,
And I know of a City to cheat on,
And I know of a City of Sin,
And that’s the place I wanna meet you in,
And say hello all over again,
Romance me and take it back to the beginning.

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Dirty Dishes by Deer Tick

May 14, 2008

And I cried all night
You created a stream and it flows forever
It’s made of dreams that didn’t come true
And I’m sorry, there’s nothing more that I can do

When we get together
Take apart my fantasy
And we are done
We’ll work on you
It’s sweet, lie motionless just staring at the ceiling
Back turned up against the wall

And now I can barely see
Strangers in the back of my skull
And I’ve been shivering all night long
Yes, my skin is clear and you can see what I’m thinking
I’m thinking hard about all the things I’ve been dreaming
I’ve been dreaming about you and only you

Turn the lamp in to day

And burn in the parking lots, I’m constantly turned off
by the look of the clock
And it’s turning in an hour from tonight
I’ve got nothing to look forward to
Cause I killed all the flowers

And that cold wind will blow
Tear the skin off your nose and you’ve got nothing to be grateful for
It’s your list of wishes

It’s some dirty dishes and you wanted more
And you got left, and it hurt
Oh but it could be worse
Yeah, things could be so much worse

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Possibly the Best Song I’ve Heard This Year, (so far…)

January 10, 2008

Deer Tick These Old Shoes

Deer Tick These Old Shoes Lyrics

Well, they said it was the cheapest fare at this time of year.
And they said, “It’s nice and safe, you got nothing to fear.”
So I will take this old plane to get to you.
Yes, I will take this old plane to get to you.

Twenty minutes later the plane crashes down.
And, I’m one of three left amongst a priest and a clown.
And, then all I can hear is the hiss of the track.
I said, “Why the hell not�” And, I jump on the back.
And, I will take this old train to get to you.
Yes, I will take this old train to get to you.

She said, “Get off my train, you dirty hobo!”
And, I tried to explain, but it was a no go.
It was a no go for this hobo.

He said for fifty bucks I could take it.
He was sure that this lemon could make it.
So I will take this old car to get to you.
Yes, I will take this old car to get to you.

Couple miles out of this old part of town,
My engine explodes with a horrible sound.
But, I will take these old shoes to get to you.
Yes, I will take these old shoes to get to you.
Oh, I will take these old shoes to get to you.
Yes, I will take these old shoes to get to you.

Deer Tick – These Old Shoes