Phantom Limb

Album: Wincing the Night Away (2006)
Charted: 16 42
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  • Frozen into coats
    White girls of the north
    Filed past one, five and one
    They are the fabled lambs
    A Sunday ham
    The ancient snow

    And they could float above the grass
    In circles if they tried
    A latent power I'm known to hide
    To keep some hope alive
    That a girl like I could ever try
    Could ever try

    So we just skirt the hallway signs
    A phantom and a fly
    Follow the lines and wonder why
    There's no connection
    And weakened falling eyes
    In cheap shots from the tribe
    And we're off to Nemarca' porch again

    Another afternoon
    Of the goat-head tunes and pilfered booze
    We wander through her Momma's house
    The milk from the window lights
    Family portrait, circa '95

    This is that foreign land
    With the sprayed-on tans
    And it all feels fine
    Be it silk or slime

    So, when they tap our Monday heads
    Two zombies walk in our stead
    This town seems hardly worth our time
    And we'll no longer memorize or rhyme
    Too far along in our crime
    Stepping over what now towers to the sky
    With no connection

    So, when they tap our Sunday heads
    Two zombie walk in our stead
    This town seems hardly worth the time
    And we'll no longer memorize or rhyme
    Too far along in our crime
    Stepping over what now towers to the sky
    With no connection Writer/s: James Mercer
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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