Monday, March 7, 2011

Song #9: Put The Gun Down




Title: Put The Gun Down
Length: 4:18
Contributions: The Screaming Room
Lyrics:

The baby cried,
The gun was loaded.
The trigger jammed for eighty years.

Spent his life looking up that barrel.
Cause you cant avoid the concrete when you're falling through the, falling through the..

Air.

We stand still with hands in our pockets,
As our sand castle concepts get swallowed as the waves come in,
We sing...
Grand Central station hymns,
Breathing out and breathing in,
Revolving doors that rest their eyes only to reopen them,
Sleeping, only when broken down.

And we climbed that tree.
As autumn soaked the leaves.
They bled so happily,
When the north west winds came to blow them down.

And meanwhile at the store,
Yellow tape and crimson floor.
The sky never looked so blue,
You never looked so grey.

Cause you cant avoid the concrete when you're falling through the falling through the air.

We hold tight like Catholics and tourniquets,
Evacuate the hermitage,
I think I hear St. Peter now,
We scream,
Facing two imperatives,
Scared to death and scared to live,
Breathing out can only be avoided if ya dont breathe in.
Sleeping, only when broken down.

And we climbed the tree
As autumn soaked its leaves
It bled so happily as the winter winds from the north blew them down.

The Mormons at the door,
Empty beer cans crowd the table and floor,
"Do you know god?"
"What a ridiculous question."

I am god, don’t you recognize me?
You are god, that much I can see.
...There are no lines that run in-between,

I am here, dont you worry bout me,
Here is all that it needs to be.
Heaven is when all you've got is all you need.
You cant outrun the concrete when you're falling through the air.

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