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Track Name: Last Rites
Start up the car,
Bury your memories,
Call on your lovers
Speaking slow and heavy.

Call up your boyfriends from out by the ocean,
While I get my last rights read by a thief,
While I get my last rights read by a thief.

And you look so holy standing in the water,
From all my pictures I worshiped before you,
My baby just can't know good,
My baby just, she ain't no good.
Track Name: Sugar
I guess you need a little sugar
Cause you always wander around.
How would you like a little fancy,
Whenever you feel a little inside out.
I heard you need a vacation,
Said I bored you right to tears.
I heard my love was a season
That you wore for the pretty girls.

You said no,
That's not the way it goes.
You said no,
That's not the way it goes.

But it is, don't lie,
I've seen that curl up around your smile.
And it is, don't lie,
Who do you think that you're kidding this time?

Only I know, I know you get lonely at night,
I know, I know you get lonely sometimes,
I know, I know you get lonely at night,
Nobody knows you like I do.

I guess you need a little sugar
Cause you never wait around.
I heard you like it to shiver,
It's like right up your spine.
I saw you walking with him,
Down the steps that I walked you in.
I got hurried for midnight,
With slippers of glass and perfect fits.

You said no,
That's not the way it goes.
You said no,
That's not the way it goes.

But it is, don't lie,
I've seen that curl up around your smile.
And it is, don't lie,
Who do you think that you're kidding this time?

Only I know, I know you get lonely at night,
I know, I know you get lonely sometimes,
I know, I know you get lonely at night,
Nobody knows you like I do.

Nobody else waits on you
When your hands shake like the breeze,
And your mind is a permanent dream,
Left your head long before you broke through my door.

Baby, baby, but it is, don't lie,
I've seen that curl up around your smile.
It is, don't lie,
Who do you think is gonna be laughing this time?
It is, don't lie,
I've seen that curl up around your smile.
It is, don't lie,
Who do you think that you're kidding this time?
Track Name: Behold the Hurricane
I remember everything we had
Every breath of this house creaking
I'm familiar with the cold and the windows and the doors
And the sound of my heart beating
Beating in and out of time

"And it's such a shame"
I heard the wind say this morning
Be still my heart
I age by years at the mention of your name
What a pity the season
Do you remember me, my lover
I don't recognise myself
I'm not the man you love
Behold the hurricane
Behold the hurricane

I walk around these empty rooms
Where you once moved like the morning
Silhouettes they haunt this house
Like your memory haunts me now
As if it were a dream
As if it were a dream

"And it's such a shame"
I heard the wind say this morning
Be still my heart
I age by years at the mention of your name
What a pity the season
Do you remember me, my lover
I don't recognise myself
I'm not the man you love
Behold the hurricane
Behold the hurricane

I heard the moon has visions of her nightly
I heard the mighty rivers cry out her name
And I saw the heavens and the earth,
Yes I saw the heavens and the earth
Cry over you

"And it's such a shame"
I heard the wind say this morning
Be still my heart
I age by years at the mention of your name
What a pity the season
Do you remember me, my lover
I don't recognise myself
I'm not the man you love
Behold the hurricane
Behold the hurricane
Track Name: I Witnessed a Crime
I guess the moon it had it out for us
And the night and the stars the same
Everything she touched turned to stone or died eventually
Or was never seen the same again

Yeah, and this heart I had
You never sympathize
And while you held my hand
I think I witnessed a crime

While she drove we sat in silence
All I could do was try to breathe
Her and I we never talked too much or licked our wounds
Just lived between the hours of sleep

And in this dream I had
My screams were baby's breath
I watched her steal the air
Right from the atmosphere

Oh this heart I had
You never paid no mind
And on the long drive home
I think I witnessed a crime

And she said I just went crazy from the heat
And I just lit a little fire under your feet
And that's not so bad see people do it all the time
It's just a little bit of blood in your eyes
So boy, stop all your crying

And all my debonair
Died in her arms one night
You go so quietly
Once you've seen the end

Oh this heart I had
You never paid no mind
And on the drive home
I think I witnessed a crime
Track Name: Go Tell Everybody
I've been known to wear a fine black suit and a murder of a tie
I've got miles on my shoes that your brothers can't buy
I've got more than your man, more than even what he wants
I carry each and every ghost of my lovers at once

And they say...
Sugar, baby, we've got everything you need
And they say...
Sugar, baby, we've got something to see
And they say...
Sugar, baby, we've got everything you need
And even what you want

So go tell everybody that you drove your poor lover crazy
And take a good look at just what the night did
There ain't nothing left of your dearly departed
And I just fell to pieces on the night that you said you were leaving
You can't come back to the heart that you left
So go tell everybody that your man is dead

And there's always just these three siren spirits always following me
They just appeared one night in the passenger seat
They tell me all about your sins, salivate from their tongues
And they kiss from their lips but their fingers is so cold to the touch

Sugar, baby, we've got everything you need
Sugar, baby, we've got something to see
Sugar, baby, we've got everything you need
And even what you want

So go tell everybody that you drove your poor lover crazy
And take a good look at just what the night did
There ain't nothing left of your dearly departed
And I just fell to pieces on the night that you said you were leaving
You can't come back to the heart that you left
So go tell everybody that your man is dead

I was a man of great sympathy when I loved you, baby
But tonight all my sympathy is gone
I was a man of great sympathy when I loved you, baby
But tonight all my sympathy is gone
I was a man of great sympathy when I loved you, baby
But tonight all my sympathy is gone
I was a man of great sympathy when I loved you, my baby
But tonight all my sympathy, oh she's gone
I was a man of great sympathy, when I did love you, my baby
But tonight all my sympathy is gone
Track Name: Cherry Blossoms
I drive this car through the city every night
There's a quiet I never heard before
And lonely, my sister could not describe
All the good things gone wrong

And there was blood on my teeth
From the long winter here
Bones broke in half
A stain on my shirt
From a couple hours out with the boys
And all good things come to an end
And all memory has left my bones

If I drove straight off this bridge
Only God and my baby would know
I'm sure she'd be laughing, conjuring spring
With some fella who just said the right thing

And there'd be blood on my teeth
From the long winter here
Bones broke in half
A stain on my shirt
From a couple hours out with the boys
And all good things come to an end

See all I can do is think about you
And miss all your kisses like the spring
But if I had a sign
That one day you'd be mine again, oh no
If I could hold you right then
As the chill in this season sputtered and spit and died with...

Blood on my teeth
From just what they did here
Snow tumbling down on the ground
And me stumbling out of my heart
Finding cherry blossoms on the hood of my car
Track Name: Ladykiller
Watch me slide over here
Feel me breathe over there
I seen a ghost in our willow
Must've lost his lover somewhere
I been around a few times
Never caught a fever like you
Never seen me a woman
Turn a deeper shade of blue

And you must've met a man
Tall and handsome at that
Who must've put a spell on you, baby
Must've kept coming back
Cause I can smell him in your skin
I bet I taste him in your blood
Must be all the young boys, baby
Lady killer got the two of us

And how about this for a good one
Maybe we don't ever come down
I can leave the wound wide open
And maybe see if I can tough it out
Let it pour over my head
All your shame and your history
And see if I say a thing
As it rolls up inside of me

And you must've met a man
Tall and handsome at that
Who must've put a spell on you, baby
And must've kept on coming back
Cause I can smell him in your skin
I bet I taste him in your blood
Must be all the young boys, baby
Lady killer got the two of us

Don't cha say it feels like heaven
If you could sleep through the night
I used to just lay down and close my eyes
And it would feel like heaven
If I could sleep for a while
I used to float right above the fire

And you must've met a man
Tall and handsome at that
Who must've put a spell on you, baby
And must've kept on coming back
Cause I can smell him in your skin
I bet I taste him in your blood
Must be all the young boys, baby
Lady killer got the both of us
Lady killer got the both of us
Young boys, baby

Come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on

Lady killer got the both of us
Young boys, baby
Track Name: Crush
Pour yourself a drink
I'll sing you a song
Don't worry about the money, honey
I got a tab a mile long
Bathe me up in light
Call me when you drown
I can wait all night
I've spent my whole life
Less up than my downs

I know a secret everybody tell
Who goes to heaven, who goes to hell
And I know one thing sure is true
I never kept a secret
I got a crush on you

You're everybody's dream
Out on the schoolboy yard
They tumble like an injury
Just about you all night long
All night long
And there was a fire
In your breast and in my brain
Your fingers on my fingertips
Making lines in the windowpane

I know a secret everybody tell
Who goes to heaven, who goes to hell
And I know one thing sure is true
I never kept a secret
I got a crush on you

If you should go there before I do
God's gonna trouble the water
Tell all my friends that I'm coming too
God's gonna trouble the water
Sometimes I'm up, lord, and sometimes I'm down
God's gonna trouble the water
Sometimes I'm almost level with the ground
God's gonna trouble the water

If you should go there before I do
God's gonna trouble the water
Tell all my friends that I'm coming too
And God's gonna trouble the water
Sometimes I'm up, lord, and sometimes I'm down
God's gonna trouble the water
And sometimes I'm almost level with the ground
God's gonna trouble the water

I got a crush on you
Track Name: Mary Ann
Look out below the hurricane comes near
The water's all poison and they're showing their teeth
So is that your baby, oh my my your darling?
Well didn't she hear the sirens and the storm bell's warning?
Woe to your lovers with their soft, fragile hearts
You cry all night long keeping the horses alarmed

Mary Ann, you don't have to worry like them
Mary Ann, Jesus gonna be here soon
Put your tiny hands inside my hand and
One more time for me, Mary Ann

Just look at the sky burning vengeance and fire
I told you not to touch but you're so selfish sometimes
And never trust a stranger with a diamond on his tongue
I told you once baby
I thought by now you
Would've known

My my Mary Ann, you don't have to worry like them
Mary Ann, Jesus gonna be here soon
Put your tiny hands inside my hands and
One more time for me, Mary Ann

My my my Mary Ann, you ain't like them other girls
I see your hand's stillness as the summer goes down
Rock steady I know you won't let me down
Oh yeah

Mary Ann, you don't have to worry like them
Mary Ann, Jesus gonna be here soon
Put your tiny hand inside my hand and
One more time for me, Mary Ann
Track Name: Black Betty & the Moon
My love, my love, you're the sting of the scorpion
Consider, now, the angels, a little lower than you
And they twist and they turn, and they hold their breath 'til it's blue
And they can't turn away like I can, when you're looking like you do

Look at Black Betty, what they're tying to you
You did the very thing, baby, that I asked you not to do
And now you got yourself caught in the silk spiderweb
I hope the money fills the holes, can see the roof is caving in

My heart, my heart, you're the moon and her shining light
Darkness and void of form, like you were keeping me alive
And I've been dreaming of poisonings from the venom of my enemies
Clever as the viper, dear, but gentle as a stampede of stones

Look at Black Betty, what they're tying to you
You did the very thing, baby, that I asked you not to do
Now you got yourself caught in the silk spiderweb
I hope the money fills the holes, can see the roof is caving in

And they want you to doubt every trust that you've known
And they want to find the holes in the armor exposed
And they come on whispering,
"If you just do this for me..."
And turn and show their teeth just before they're sinking in
And better than described and deeper the decent
I never thought we'd have to learn to doubt our friends
And better than described, so much deeper the decent
I never thought we'd have to learn to doubt our friends

Look at Black Betty, what they're tying to you
You did the very thing, baby, that I asked you not to do
Now you got yourself caught in the silk spiderweb
I hope the money fills the holes, can see the roof is caving in

Look at Black Betty, what they're tying to you
You did the very thing, baby, that I asked you not to do
Now you got yourself caught in the silk spiderweb
I hope the money fills the holes in the place I used to stand
Track Name: Blood Loss
My first love was an arsonist
Black eyes, deep set and avarice
Red lips built like a tomb
You'll never get out of this (some day I'll see to this)
And moonlight I found would bow
To her slender hand stretched out
Fingers inside your heart and your mind
You'll never get out of this (some day I'll see to this)
Boy...

And I'll tell you when it's over
I'll tell you when you can leave
I'll tell you when you cried long enough
Til your blood fills my cup
And my footsteps, they hung in your hallways enough
For you to be truly haunted (baby, by me)

My first love was a murderer
Before I ever got to her
Tongue so sharp and serpentine
Waltz to remember her (I'll call you later)
And I heard a curse being born
Forming each finger and forming each thorn
Til I became like a stone
Things never got better (but I'll call you later)
And practicing lies to drip like red wine off her lips

And I'll tell you when it's over
I'll tell you when you can leave
I'll tell you when you cried long enough
Til your blood fills my cup
My footsteps, they hung in your hallways enough
For you to be truly haunted

And I'll tell you when it's over
I'll tell you when you can leave
I'll tell you when you cried long enough
Til your blood fills my cup
My footsteps, they hung in your hallways enough
For you to be truly haunted

(When your blood starts counting losses)
When your blood counts its losses
(When your blood starts counting losses)
When your blood counts its losses
(When your blood starts counting losses)
When your blood counts its losses

Sirens they come and the sirens they leave
Sirens they come and the sirens they leave
Sirens they come and the sirens they leave
Sirens they come and the sirens they leave
Track Name: I Believe Jesus Brought Us Together
I met you in the upper room
Of a house where I slept with the angels
From hell and from heaven
Some for haunting, some for guarding
Each to his own purpose over my trembling skin

And I kept my secrets far from your condition
And in the explosions they both were just powders
In faded jean jackets to look just like our daddies

Did you say your lovers were liars?
All my lovers were liars too
Did you say you were afraid of dying?
I ain't lived a single day without you

Do you wanna come over?
I was just about to miss you
Did you say you were lonely?
I was just about to call you

You rang on a Wednesday night
I was buried in the churchyard
In the engines of desire in the come down daylight
I believe my trouble and your trouble shook hands

Did you say your lovers were liars?
All my lovers were liars too
Did you say you were afraid of dying?
I ain't lived a single day without you

Do you wanna come over?
I was just about to call you
Did you say you were lonely?
I was just about to miss you

Did you say your lovers were liars?
All my lovers were liars too
Did you say you were afraid of dying?
Baby, I ain't lived a single day without you

Did you wanna come over?
I was just about to miss you
Did you say you was lonely?
I was right about to call you

Do you believe there's a heaven?
Do you think we're invited?
You've done some bad things
And I was a killer

Did you wanna come over?
I was just about to miss you
Did you say you were lonely?
I was just about to call you