Sitting On My Hands​/​Whatever is Noble (Finale)

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lyrics

There is a soul-searching in a pit of dust [1]
With angry fevers and empty soil
There is an old lining where a sole once was
Now I got no shoes, no land or oil
No, all I got left is a pretty dress[2], ain't got my mind, ain't got my best
Ain't got a thing to call mine

Nobody ever visits, they just send me flowers
They think that I never see
But I think I like floating to pass the idle hours
Till the day you come visit me
I'd give up all I had to see you here, just to be close, just to feel me near
To feel that shiver down your spine

Tie those fingers with a hair tie
till they bleed and say hey,
My skies are turning gray [3]
lock your doors, this is a bad dream
sitting on my hands to keep my thoughts clean
Never thought I'd see the day
See the day when my skies were turning gray

I'm forced to tongue biting and sitting on my hands
Else I might touch what I can't
And I'm lost in tall writing[4] and letting go of plans
Forgetting lives I never had
The haunted things you left in your backseat are freeing me, and being me
and laughing at my restlessness

I am an old drawstring on a brand new bow
Prone to snap now anyday
And I'll never be perfect, never even know
What it even means anyway [5]
I fire endlessly into the dawn, moving fast, moving on
Is not what I do best

Tie those fingers with a hair tie
till they bleed and say hey,
My skies are turning gray
lock your doors, this is a bad dream
sitting on my hands to keep my thoughts clean
Never thought I'd see the day
See the day when my skies were turning gray

You came in cold like a thief in the night [6]
Stealing everything in sight
Slipping out unseen like you had the right
Turning tears into wine [7]

Tie those fingers with a hair tie
till they bleed and say hey,
My skies are turning gray
lock your doors, this is a bad dream
sitting on my hands to keep my thoughts clean
Never thought I'd see the day
La dat da da da da dat da
La dat da da da da
My skies are turning gray!
La dat da da da da dat da
La dat da da da da
Never thought I'd see the day!

1- limbo
2- Revelation 7:9
3- Chrysanthemum
4- Daniel 5:5-6
5- The perfect arrow flies forever
6- 1 Thessalonians 5:2
7- John 2:3-11

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from The Perfect Arrow, released November 10, 2017

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Shortwave Texas

Independent folk/rock band from Ft Worth, Texas.

Luke Frederick
Luke Ridlehoover
Collin Brandt
Alex Bond

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