Abattoir Blues

Album: Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (2004)
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  • The sun is high up in the sky and I'm in my car
    Drifting down into the abattoir
    Do you see what I see, dear?
    The air grows heavy
    I listen to your breath
    Entwined together in this culture of death
    Do you see what I see, dear?

    Slide on over here, let me give you a squeeze
    To avert this unholy evolutionary trajectory
    Can you hear what I hear, babe?
    Does it make you feel afraid?

    Everything's dissolving, babe, according to plan (oh yeah)
    The sky is on fire, the dead are heaped across the land (oh yeah)
    I went to bed last night and my moral code got jammed (oh yeah)
    I woke up this morning with a frappucino in my hand (oh yeah)

    I kissed you once
    I kissed you again
    My heart it tumbled like the stock exchange
    Do you feel what I feel, dear?
    Mass extinction, darling, hypocrisy
    These things are not good for me
    Do you see what I see, dear?
    The line the God throws down to you and me
    Makes a pleasing geometry
    Shall we leave this place now, dear?
    Is there some way out of here?

    I wake with the sparrows and I hurry off to work (oh yeah)
    The need for validation, babe, gone completely berserk (oh yeah)
    I wanted to be your Superman but I turned out such a jerk
    I got the abattoir blues
    I got the abattoir blues
    I got the abattoir blues
    Right down to my shoes (abbatoir blues)
    Down to my shoes (abbatoir blues)
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    (Abbatoir blues) Writer/s: Nicholas Cave, Warren Ellis
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Mute Song Limited
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Mickey Knox from Crowleyville, WvWow. "Abattoir Blues" rocks. I like the whole post-nuclear apocalypse idea especially since Mad Max is one of my favorite movies. I have often wondered what would life would be like in a dystopian society. Would the survivors devolve ino simply hunter/gatherer types or would they become more of a barbaric tribe. Like I previously stated I like movies and songs that have a bleak future theme and Abattior Blues fits right in.
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