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Here's to the Atom Bomb

(Alternate (new wave) title/lyrics for Here's to the Atom Bomb)

 

Alt. Lyrics

clung to the sweater from the day you were born
never knew better, that's what you swore
mother heard you cause the walls were thin
in saturnine, sweetness, and horatio fin

no boy could spell you out
in the grass at night
beneath the stars

you grew right past the streets where you were raised
sneakin' out early to a secret place
like a hole in the wall
like a hole in the wall

into the bed you hang your sling
to watch your man as he seeks relief
you cut out his heart and watch him die
so we can know you, and that you're alive
as the hole in the wall
you are the hole in the wall

no one can know your song
in kisses and noise
now you belong to them all

awake to the dawn and scratch your eyes
light the prayer candles that you remind to
send you a boy that you could waste
a little piece of heaven to set you straight
through the hole in the wall
you are the hole in the wall

no one could tell you why
the tape's full of hiss
and sons that cry

to the night of the dead and the wishing ghost
beating on you to drain morose
through the hole in the wall
we are the holes in the wall
we are the

Alt. Titles/Lyrics

Here's to the Atom Bomb   (normal version)

  Normal Lyrics

away to the side you move your head
gravity fingers dig in your back
the strangest man won't let you breathe
rocking on you in a movie scene

his words fill your mouth
his guests bleed sick
devoid of touch
he lets out to the streets where you were raised
sittin' home waiting for the coming age
you had to wait your turn
you had to wait your turn

wake up early, wash up late
satellites connect you to your hate
your patience grows but your skin is thin
the pager signals they're coming in
through the hole in the wall
you left the hole in the wall

here's to the atom bomb
may everyone find a way to get on

a little piece of heaven is all you seek
in the same old re-run week after week
their faces make you want to kill
the little piece of heaven singin' on the windowsill

no lights can turn you on
pixelate the night
reading the words
of your eyes on the streets where you were born
sittin' home waiting for the coming dawn
near the hole in the wall
you left a hole in the wall

 

Notes

From the F&E album.



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