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Amanda Palmer - The Living Room lyrics

forty seven strings are pulled
by this angelic beaten girl
and it breaks our hearts to hear
the music that comes out of her

shoulders hang on folded chairs
this will be our church tonight
we have dug our foxholes here
not an atheist in sight

laughing shaking taking oaths
breaking sacramental cups
we pour the magic in our coats
thinking it can leave with us

but it’s a long way out
twenty steps but it’s so harming
when they talk out loud
banter breaks your fingers on me

i’ve been breathing evil air
sharing needles with the sky
looking up remembering
regina said they’re just old light

but you somehow understood
my oversaturated skin
you raised your hand up to my neck
and played me like a theremin

i see london i see france
and all the things that we won’t do
and if i never leave this chair
maybe i can go with you

but it’s the long way out
twenty steps but it’s so harming
when they talk out loud
banter breaks your fingers on me
it’s the long way out
past the bar and past the awning
past the easy crowd
back into the end

i am finding solace here
in this unexpected place
like a startled dying man
kneels in prayer just in case

and while the night sky sadly lit
all that we were sleeping through
death took my friend benjamin
but he left his keys with you

so i’ll kiss the air instead
as not to disturb your sleep
and if you never wake my love
maybe you can come with me

but it’s the wrong way out
twenty steps but it’s so harming
when they talk out loud
banter breaks your fingers on me
it’s the wrong way out
past the bar and past the awning
past the easy crowd
back into the end of harmony
back into the end of harmony
back into the end of harmony
back into the end