lifeblood: songs: lyrics: pennies on the track


putting pennies on the track
shiny and flat
it was the best we could be
sexy and free
i grow away from myself
with each passing bell
with all these new accessories
i just stumble and bleed

for a moment
i feel the coldness
at the end of the fall break
i put my hands down
deep in my pockets
as my body awakes

so i'm heading back to school
all brilliant and new
i'm trying hard to fit in
and not to walk like a man
a girl that i never noticed
she asked me to hold this
a secret too hard to tell
i never will

and for a moment
i feel the coldness
of everything that's been taken away
i put the phone
back in the cradle
i can't make this okay

the damage she'll survive
but damn the sacrifice
of every life we've lost
damn all the cost
of the assault
damn all the cost
of the assault

you tied a knot and you dared me
the stem of a cherry
to find my own humanity
and just let it breathe

i hold my head up
in this moment
keep myself from fading away
pull my hands
out of pockets and
and feel my body awake

i hold my head up
in this moment
keep myself from fading away
and pull my hands
out of pockets and
and feel my body awake

words and music by amy ray


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