Tuesday, March 30, 2010

cardinal in a red bed

The bomb fell but didn’t ignite in your eyes
And your scars are safe from sight below shirt sleeves tonight
You said if you never heard your name again it would be alright
What goes on in your mind?
My, my, you’re such a beautiful lie

This whole damn place has lost its charm
The locals all long gone below the bridge each night
You walk head down on streets once overlooked
And they sure look nice now if you can pay the price now
My, my, you’re such a beautiful lie
My, my, you’re such a beautiful lie

You can sink into the river
Float east out to the sea
Settle in the ocean
Big and far as eyes can see
Or hold council in the alley
Bare feet on hot concrete
Just drink yourself to death here
Cause you never planned on leaving

Sun fails you at first light when you rise
And you drink till the shaking stops, drink till you feel alright
You said you’ll never be the same again
But at least you try now
What goes on in your mind now?
My, my, you’re such a beautiful lie
My, my, you’re such a beautiful lie

-tim barry whom i heart.