Thursday, May 25, 2006

Kings Crossing

The King's crossing was the main attraction
Dominoes falling in a chain reaction
The scraping subject ruled by fear told me
Whiskey works better than beer
The judge is on vinyl, decisions aren't final
And nobody gets a reprieve
And every wave is tidal If you hang around you're going to get wet
I can't prepare for death any more than I already have
All you can do now is watch the shells
The game looks easy, that's why it sells

Frustrated fireworks inside your head
Are going to stand and deliver dark instead
The method acting that pays my bills
Keeps the fat man feeding in Beverly Hills
I got a heavy metal mouth, it hurls obscenity
And I get my check from the trash treasury Because I took my own insides out

It don't matter cause I have no sex life
And all I wanna do now is inject my ex-wife I've seen the movie
And I know what happens
It's Christmas time
And the needle's on the tree
A skinny Santa is bringing something to me
His voice is overwhelming
But his speech is slurred
And I only understand every other word

Open your parachute and grab your gun
Float down like an omen, a setting sun
Read the part and return at five
It's a hell of a role if you can keep it alive
But I don't care if I fuck up
I'm going on a date
With a rich white lady
Ain't life great?
Gi'me one good reason not to do it(Because I love you)
So do it.

This is the place where time reverses
And dead men talk to all the pretty nurses
Instruments shine on a silver tray
Don't let me get carried away
Don't let me get carried away
Don't let me be carried away


Elliott Smith
From A Basement On A Hill

6 comments:

Abs said...

"...I got a heavy metal mouth, it hurls obscenity..." -grin-

Niki said...

:D best song you'll ever hear

Stagestruckgal said...

hmmm. interesting. i dont dislike it, but im not sure whether i like it. im neutral!!

Nodders said...

Elliot Smith is the legend that Jeff Buckley wished he was. Only Nick Cave could surpass such level of ace dead singers in my opinion.

Lolly said...

I love that song :)

Oddly enough, it makes me smile.

But, as a friend pointed out the other night, a lot of my music is depressing....

But I like it :D

Niki said...

yay