Tuesday, November 6, 2007

the dead flag blues

the car's on fire
and there's no driver at the wheel
and the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
and a dark wind blows

the government is corrupt
and we're on so many drugs with the radios on and the curtains drawn

we're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine
and the machine is bleeding to death

the sun has fallen down
and the billboards are all leering
and the flags are all dead
at the top of their poles

it went like this
the buildings tumbled in on themselves
mothers clutching babies
picked through the rubble
and pulled out their hair

the skyline was beautiful on fire
all twisted metal stretching upwards
everything washed in a thin orange haze

i said kiss me you're beautiful
these are truly the last days

you grabbed my hand
and we fell into it
like a daydream
or a fever





we woke up one morning
and fell a little further down
for sure it's the valley of death

i open up my wallet
and it's full of blood









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godspeed you! black emperor
the dead flag blues (intro)
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