Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Lyrics Schmiricks

For years now I've been singing the wrong lyrics. Drunk. Usually with Lago.

Wow. Way off base. Huh. It's really pretty. You know. The actual words.

What the hell was I singing??

"Black"

Hey... oooh...
Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
Were laid spread out before me as her body once did.
All five horizons revolved around her soul
As the earth to the sun
Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn

Ooh, and all I taught her was everything
Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore
And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds
Of what was everything.
Oh, the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...

I take a walk outside
I'm surrounded by some kids at play
I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear?
Oh, and twisted thoughts that spin round my head
I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning
How quick the sun can drop away

And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
Of what was everything?
All the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...

All the love gone bad turned my world to black
Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I'll be... yeah...
Uh huh... uh huh... ooh...

I know someday you'll have a beautiful life,
I know you'll be a sun in somebody else's sky, but why
Why, why can't it be, why can't it be mine

Aah... uuh..

Too doo doo too, too doo doo [many times until fade]

3 comments:

japhy99 said...

I had a roommate in grad school who always sung, "Her legs spread out before me, as her body once did." I tried to convince him this was incorrect -- what, she left her legs behind but took her body away? He refused to listen.

Kid Sis said...

Yeah, I thought it was "Her legs spread out before me, as her body grows still" which makes him sound like a rapist or serial killer. More Toadies than Pearl Jam,, LOL.

Heidi said...

LOL i thought it was "legs" too! Oh man.