Eliot Sumner – Dead Arms & Dead Legs Lyrics


I occupy these feet with these dead arms and these dead legs
The brambles catch and tighten and they pull me into bed
This is no retaliation this is the universe I imagine myself walking here 5 million years before
I’m so intrigued by this one it’s sharp around the sides
There’s a danger to your loving and my love’s been compromised
I’ve been out walking with these dead arms and dead legs
And the mysteries of the universe are patterned in my head
The terrain becomes unbearable too steep to stick your heel
I imagine myself here again in 50 million years
I run to the left I run to the right and all my fears become alive
And what is left and who are you in the end

I demonstrate my options in the grace of your defeat
When all things that were left unsaid internally repeat
And the pain becomes tyrannical 400 tons of shame
As I walk into a perfect storm again I take the burden on myself
I run to the left I run to the right and all my fears become alive
And what is left and who are you in the end

I’ve entertained that feeling maybe once but never twice
And you feel the world is ending nothing else can suffice
If it fills that void you bare if there’s something wasn’t free
How can I blame you were the prisoner in me
So I run to the left I run to the right and all my fears become alive
And what is left and who are you in the end
I run to the left I run to the right and all my fears become alive
And what is left and who are you in the end

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Back Then

The screen is white as back then.
The courtships over coffee,bustling laughs and chats
I realize that nothing could come out of this
So
Its better to step out
Its better to step down
Its better to leave it there
For some upheaval
For some upsurge
For some thing cataclysmic
You sip that cappuccino and stroll through town

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Could we be even.

Fell off the cliff,repeat
To tired to go on
To tired to check the options
Repeat,rewind
Wish away democracy,lack of oversight
They knock on your door and tuss to unwind
Lifeless in your couch all wound up
Could we be even
You get some change
I get away somewhere on a beach washed up
To march on Normandy
Everyone seems to forget
That all we see is one
And it doesn’t get any better in heaven or hell
For countless tried and you now standing there remembering them all
For if you don’t know and don’t care
Could we be even

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Depressing Playground

Happy Birthday,hope you had a better day.
This long journey never ends
In this dusk of things
you ponder your toils
millions of years fell like a second
nothing matters anymore
the quest to rule the world
like a lost cause
this rusty twirl doesn’t work
this swing creaks
sometimes we are silent
because we don’t have answers for it all
maybe a cup of tea will cure
this depressing playground
ennui

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Chicane feat. Senadee – No More I Sleep

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Hanged Some Gun

 

Hanged some gun over shoulder
Counted over 300 bullets left
Need to unload them over Babylon
As they fall on the summer earth,
The blood dried fast,
Does this mean something ?
This killing?
Does your memories say anything of this?
That someone promised you this or that?
When you blow yourself out?
Puff?
Its all in your head and now.
The sun burns and burns for all time
But you don’t see.
The hoards and the legions.
The ghosts and the ghouls
Counted over 200 bullets left for someone to bleed.

The End

2014

 

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Selling dreams

And as you walked back inside
Dusk had fallen and the sky had darkened
Time would pass until it would be over
This was not how it was to be
Like a child trying to reach out with its hands
Like the ship setting sail to some foreign land
You end up with this briefcase standing there
Selling dreams

Its all there and its still the same
All just like you left it in the corner
Each night the stars look the same in the clear sky
If you look and see, does it make a difference
From where you are and where you being and where you come back to
Nothing can happen
When you dance on the lines
In your dreams

 

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