Shell Games

Album: The People's Key (2011)
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  • Took the fireworks and the vanity
    The circuit board and the city streets
    Shooting star, swaying palm tree
    Laid it at the arbiter's feet

    If I could change my mind, change the paradigm
    Prepare myself for another life
    Forgive myself for the many times
    I was cruel to something helpless and weak

    But here it comes, that heavy love
    I'm never going to move it alone
    Here it comes, that heavy love
    Tag it on a tenement wall
    Here it comes, that heavy love
    Someone's got to share in the load
    Here it comes, that heavy love
    I'm never going to move it alone

    I was dressed in white, touched by something pure
    Death obsessed like a teenager
    Sold my tortured youth, piss and vinegar
    I'm still angry with no reason to be

    At the architect who imagined this
    For the everyman, blessed Sisyphus
    Slipping steadily into madness
    Now that's the only place to be free

    But here it comes, that heavy love
    You're never going to move it alone
    Here it comes, that heavy love
    Tattooed on a criminal's arm
    Here it comes, that heavy love
    Someone got to share in the load
    Here it comes, that heavy love
    You're never going to move it alone

    No, I don't want to play
    It's a shell game, it's a shell game

    Distorted sounds on oscilloscopes
    Distorted facts, I could never cope
    My private life is an inside joke
    No one will explain it to me

    We'll be everything that we ever needed
    Everyone, on the count of three!
    Everyone, on the count of three!
    All together now!

    Here it comes, that heavy love
    We're never going to move it alone
    Here it comes, that heavy love
    Playing as the cylinder rolls
    Here it comes, that heavy love
    I only want to share in the load
    Here it comes, that heavy love
    I'm never going to move it aloneWriter/s: CONOR M OBERST
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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