Silent Spring

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SILENT SPRING

what's the deal with the human race?
it's like everybody's out for everybody else these days
we can't sit tight with quiet lives
we gotta fuck it up and succumb to our appetites
and expect it all just to fall into place
expecting it all just to fall into place

now we walk thru the wasted land
with bellies full of dust, holdin' skeleton hands
and if you can, let me guide you thru the rough terrain
let me guide you thru the rough terrain

this here's the river of death
it'll pull you down with its cancer breath
it'll swallow you up and never let you go
and these here are the toxic mounds
it's where we found eachother sorry, stunned and moribund
they'll melt your eyes if you stare 'em down
they'll melt your eyes if you stare 'em down

and winter didn't come at all this year
to cover us up, to coat us from the fear
of our entwined throats finally severing
so in the soil was neon seed
it was restless it shook everything
how it grew up and blew up in our faces like a tesla tree
it blew up in our faces like a tesla tree

i'm gonna bathe in a pool of bleach
i'm gonna rid myself of desire's cruel reach
i'm gonna wash the shadow blast right off of me
'cause all we see is eachother's pain
all we see are bones falling out of place
i'd still give you the world if it were not burning
oh, i'd give you the world if it were not burning

it's gonna be a silent spring
with no birds singing, no flowers and no wedding ring
everything we had is withering
it's not our fault, it's not our fault
this is not something that could be stopped
but keep moving on, even when the world will not
oh, even when the world will not

so dance with me in the acid rain
fall with me into quicksand grain
one more time before we up and fade away
one more time before we fade away

and as the black wings close up the sky tonight
we'll make love in the nuclear moonlight
and watch all the mushroom clouds ascend into space
watch all the mushroom clouds ascend into space
and i'll taste you and you'll taste me
we'll wallow around in eachother's chemistry
however corrupt and convulsing
however corrupt and convulsing

what are you to me but more fallout?
what are you to me but a pretty drought
like a desert spilling its sand into my mouth
it's not our fault, it's not our fault
this is not something that could be stopped
but keep moving on, even when the world will not
oh, even when the world will not

you are my pesticide
you're keeping me alive
you hold me tight and keep me safe from every parasite
you keep my soul sterile
you keep my heart clean
when every heart was meant to be a little dirty and mean
you leach into my dreams
filling the losing streams
with arsenic and silt of fatal memories
you linger in my bones
you are my marrow ghost
you are the brackish lake, i am the volcano

we are eachother's poison
why can't i let you go?
you are the powder in my lungs that took me long ago
we need a great deluge
we need the purge of titans
here comes the black blizzard spitting up the whole horizon
and i am petrified
i am a cold fire
i'm seeing thru and i am breathing for the last time
so stay with me tonight
we'll watch eachother die
we won't fight or get right
say goodnight
hold tight

all my bones are yours to label, my broken angel

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from Growing Season, released May 1, 2013

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