No Reptiles

Album: Get To Heaven (2015)
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  • Slip from the trees to the dirt to the menace
    To the wild to the car under snow, cut to ribbons
    Like a coral to your shin like a manacle to swing

    Fresh from the breast now a river running fat
    To the manor born a rat to the manor born a flea
    To a flood to a drain now a rubber, now a chain

    I was in the war
    You were in the war

    Plump from the sugar-water pump with the city at your back
    To the cannon with a match from a milk into a mass grave
    Never mind that, I can take that

    Bones in a bowl like a toad-in-the-hole
    Take the shape of the mould like a mummy on a pole
    And a merry little head Bob around when you're dead

    I was on my knees
    You were on your knees

    And no reptiles
    Just soft boiled eggs in shirts and ties
    Waiting for the flashing green man
    Quivering and wobbling just like all the eggs you know

    I'm going to kill a stranger
    So don't you be a stranger

    Oh baby, it's alright
    It's alright to feel like a fat child in a pushchair
    Old enough to run
    Old enough to fire a gun

    Oh baby, it's alright
    It's alright to feel like a fat child in a pushchair
    Old enough to run
    Old enough to fire a gun

    Oh baby, it's alright
    It's alright to feel like a fat child in a pushchair
    Old enough to run
    Old enough to fire a gun

    Oh baby, it's alright
    It's alright to feel like a fat child in a pushchair
    Old enough to run
    Old enough to fire a gun

    Just give me this one night
    Just one night to feel
    Like I might be on the right path
    The path that takes me home
    Wise enough to know myself

    Just give me this one night
    Just one night to feel
    Like I might be on the right path
    Old enough to fire a gun

    Just give me this one night
    Just one night to feel
    Like I might be on the right path
    The path that takes me home
    Wise enough to know myself

    Just give me this one night
    Just one night to feel Writer/s: HIGGS JONATHAN JOSEPH, PRITCHARD JEREMY JOSEPH, ROBERTSHAW ALEXANDER KAINES, SPEARMAN MICHAEL DAVID
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Ethan from Bonita, California UsCan I tell you, that I hear a fight against suicide in this song as well... could that play into this at a sub level as well?

    I was struck by the lines, “I’m going to kill a stranger” and then driving into a plea to be “wise enough to know myself”

    This idea is so profound that it is resonating within my bones. That in some cases acts of suicide can be the killing of a stranger...

    I hope we can all be wise enough to find ourselves!
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