Tessellate

Album: Elephant Shell (2008)
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  • All the boys who called their mothers on that day
    Were no tough bunch but they had the nerves to go and say
    That all your secrets were drowned

    With the pioneers who were flooded from this town
    They packed their bags only moments too late
    With the pounding waves crashing up against
    The weakened water gates

    'Cause dire times call for dire faces
    So lovely dancer call a dancer
    Trade our places in the night
    We're running barefoot, you and I
    Dead lovers salivate
    Broken hearts tessellate tonight

    And all the kids who cut their knees on that old schoolyard fence
    Were holding out for posterity and self-defense
    Before we beat them down again

    There's no fun in playing cowboys for pretend
    We showed them what the backs of our hands is for
    The divide is clear in the coming year
    The rich will take the poor

    'Cause dire times call for dire faces
    So lovely dancer, call a dancer
    Trade our places in the night
    We're running barefoot, you and I
    Dead lovers salivate
    Broken hearts tessellate tonight
    Writer/s: DAVID THOMAS MONKS, GRAHAM FRASER WRIGHT, GREGORY JARRETT ALSOP, JOSHUA G HOOK
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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